Some friends were planning on going to some sort of thermal pool, and we said we'd like to join. We had no idea what to expect. We drove up some dirt roads in complete dark, trying to find a sign of sort. We found a small sign, indicating what looked like a very lonely, in fact scary dirt road. We went up a while, and when we reached what looked like an orchard we turned back. We took a parallel road, thinking we had taken the wrong turn. It was so dark and full of huge holes... And we kept going and going until finally a car drove up in the opposite direction and we stopped to ask the driver for directions. He showed us the way we had taken earlier, but he said we should turn left instead of right, past the orchard. So we did. We were skeptical for a while, until finally we saw a tiny flicker of light. When we got there, you could see the steam rising up from the natural pools, and the only source of light were some candles on the floor around the three pools. Being there was like something from another world. Stone pools filled with hot thermal water, candles on the cobblestone walk around, above the most starry sky I've ever seen, and in the West, lightning forming bluish borders around the distant clouds.
As other reviewers have said, if you don't know what you're looking for (especially at night), these hot springs are hard to find. They literally are in the middle of nowhere, at the end of an unpaved road. The best time to go is at night. All there is to light the pools are some candles on the ground. It is a good idea to take your own flashlight. There is a small hut with dressing rooms (also lit by candles) but no lockers. I would recommend just leaving your valuables in the car or at home, and simply bringing clothes and a towel. The stones on the way in and out of each pool can get rather slippery, so watch your step.
It is a most unexpected and magical experience. Apparently few people find out about this place, so there is a very "virgin" and wild feeling about it. However, the caretaker told us the land had recently been sold to a developer--no doubt they will build a fancy hotel/spa around it and make tons of money. We are so grateful to have experienced this place "in brut"... it truly was a unique and unforgettable evening.
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