We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

Address: Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Improve this listing
39%
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks

Hotels near Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

Write a Review

296 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    69
    76
    46
    57
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We paid for the hot springs and when we walked up to it, we saw how crowded (wall to wall people) and uncleanly it looked. We decided to turn back and we at least got a refund (we told them one of the people in our group was feeling ill...). Perhaps we came at a busy time (late afternoon), and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I see there are many negative reviews, but we really liked the springs. Yes they are natural springs, but they do chlorinate them and the water was constantly flowing through the pools. I felt safe with me and my teenage children getting in the waters. We were there off season and in the afternoon so the pools were not over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It sounds exotic, but it isn't. It is essentially about 5-7 run-down public pools, packed with people. The water isn't that hot, and the sun is only visible for a short period since it is in a valley with steep sides. I would not recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Must go. Increbible views at Macchu Picchu and a superior energy. Plan to sleep there to relax and enjoy the charming restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In a good location. The food is just ok as is the coffee. I am sure there are better places in Aguas Calientes. Staff are friendly though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

With sore muscles after the long trek on the Inca Trail and a crappy sleep in our less than luxurious hotel I was looking forward to a nice refreshing dip in the springs, however what I found was less than stellar. The cost isn't much, only 10 sole, and the pools themselves, while small, are pleasant looking. The water is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Auguas Calientes is a charming little town at the base of Machu Picchu. There are lots of nice little restaurants and shops and the scenery is beautiful. Had I known it's such a nice town I would have opted to stay a night rather than return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu. However there is one attraction worth skipping and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The town was very quaint, convenient, and easy to get around. It's easy to get around in the sense that you don't need a taxi and can just walk it, however beware that it sits on a hill so there's a fair amount of climbing. It was a nice place to relax after a long day at Machu Pichu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just like some of the other reviewers, I'd like to review the town rather than the hot springs. It's not nearly as bad as the reviews below make it sound. In fact, in some ways, it is really rather pleasant. If you imagine what Europe or the USA would have made of a small town a few miles from one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I couldn't find a listing for just the town itself, so have put this under the "hot springs" since I want to mention them as well. The tour books give Agua Calientes (AC) a bad rap, and we were only allowed one night there after long day at Machu Picchu. We found it small enough to walk around easily, quaint,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) also viewed

Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley
Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley
 
Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley
Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley
 

Been to Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?