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La Calera

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Address: Chivay, Arequipa, Peru

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We spent a couple of hours here on our Colca Canyon trip. There are a number of baths, each at a different temperature. The outside baths were best for us. Be prepared to be... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the hot springs pool(s) after a busy day of work. Part of a medical team doing volunteer work in the Colca Valley. Lovely way to relax and unwind.

Thank DianeWaterloo
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent a couple of hours here on our Colca Canyon trip. There are a number of baths, each at a different temperature. The outside baths were best for us. Be prepared to be stared at if you are European and female.

Thank josnow117
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you're having an overnight stay in Chivay or any of the surrounding towns in Colcha Valley, make sure you get to these baths. They're sourced from natural hot water from the nearby volcanic mountains, and are a wonderful place to relax for a couple of hours. The location is a bit outside Chivay - not withing walking distance, so... More 

Thank Dec105
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sadly the outside pool didn't have water in it! However, the covered pool did! There are changing rooms along the edge, and you can just stick your bag on a bench and watch over it whilst you are in the hot spring water. After a while of hiking or travelling, this is a really invigorating experience for half an hour... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We arrived at our lodge in Chivay, which is at a high elevation...very cold! Our tour guide took us a 10-minute drive away to this wonderful mineral bath. The staff at the lodge allowed us to take a towel, but they have them for rent at La Calera. A small entry fee gives you access to a locker, shower and... More 

Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I enjoyed the thermal bath! 15 soles for entrance including locker. Yes indeed it is somewhat crowded.

3 Thank minimize940314
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

OK. Yes it felt good but so does a hot shower. This is basically a hot pool (it is a pool) to soak in. Nothing miraculous about it. Also nothing natural. If you've seen natural hot springs, this is not it. But if you like hot tubs after a long day, sure, why not!

1 Thank Crackerjack1954
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

for the price you must pay the place is not the best to crowdy and wet the whole time and if you wanna get a beer or soda is to expensive

1 Thank eternauta2012

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