Pica Hot Springs


The springs are 114 km south-east of Iquique and 62 km south-east of Pozo Almonte, at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level.

The thermal waters rise at a temperature of approximately 32.8°C, and the following types of bath are on offer: thermal pool, individual tub, mud and steam. These springs are ideal for those suffering complaints of the bones and respiratory system. They are open all year round.

The most picturesque of the springs is known as “Cocha” or “Baños Resbaladero”, set in a natural hollow in the volcanic rock. It is fed by small caves which are in fact fissures in the rock wall, from the floor of which rise the warm, crystal-clear waters.

You can also tour the whole area to visit the typical villages with their pre-Colombian cultures, their priceless archaeological sites, the orchards in the Pica Oasis, etc. Pica hot springs can be visited all year.

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