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“inka flyer zipline y las aguas termales increibles en santa teresa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
beside the Urubamba River, Santa Teresa, Peru
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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costa rica
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“inka flyer zipline y las aguas termales increibles en santa teresa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

very professional and very friendly and amazing adventure
Great thing to do if u are travelling to machu picchu via santa teresa, to avoid pricy train or inca trail. At the bigining I didn’t know there was a zipline, I just seen people doing it on my way to hot springs in Santa Teresa, so I had to give it a try. It was my first time flying on zipline but I would do it again. Guides are very chilled out, did a lot of videos and photos on gopro as well. It seems a bit scary but after first ride realized its very safe and fun experience, especially when flying superman style with assistance of a guide

Visited October 2013
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“A Little Bit Of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Our tour group spent an entire afternoon at these beautiful hot springs after cycling up from Santa maria. The place is well laid out with three separate pools as well as overflow showers and another cold shower at the side. The water is crystal clear, clean and has no smell whatsoever. There are facilities for changing and there are vendors selling flip flops and other things that may be needed. A small bar sells beer and beverages.
The place was almost empty when we arrived but as the afternoon went on more people started to show up.It stays open into the evening but I'm not sure how late.
The entrance fee is only 5 soles so it cost nothing for a very relaxing afternoon.
As mentioned in other posts the future of these hot springs is in doubt due to a mega project 'Santa Theresa ll' being put forward by Luz de Sur owned by Sempra International out of San Diego California. This project not only endangers the hot springs but the entire water table of the Vilcanota Valley upon which thousands of people depend for their subsistence.
We must wonder at how this will end.

Visited August 2013
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Lima, Peru
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“A gem that soon will be gone :-(”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Santa Teresa holds little attraction as a town, simply because it was wiped out back in the late 1990's by a landslide that killed many. But the fighting spirit of the amazing people of the region has ensured to resurrect this place as best as possible. The Santa Teresinos are working very hard to make the best with their limited resources. The one true gem of this town is the thermal bathing complex of Cocalmayo. Unfortunately the thermal baths of Cocalmayo as well as a 22 km (14 miles) stretch of the Vilcanota river will very soon be gone forever! A foreign company (Luz del Sur) largely owned by 'Sempra International' (Sempra Energy is the 'mother') has decided that they will divert over 90% of the river's water through a 14 km (9 miles) tunnel that will pierce through the two mountain folds that feed the water to the thermal baths. The result of this undertaking is that the water flow to the thermal baths will be interrupted, with the high likelihood that the thermal baths will disappear. Moreover since there is no sewerage system in Santa Teresa, all the waste water goes into the river. Leaving a mere trickle of water in the river will turn it into a cloaca with all the horrible diseases that come with it. During our trip to Santa Teresa we observed a massive protest against this project called 'Santa Teresa II'...but it seems that as with many things in life when large profits are in sight no-one cares about the environment and the people who will have to live with the consequences of the decisions of others. So sad!!! Hence enjoy the baths while they are there...and spare a few coins more for the people of Santa Teresa, they will need it soon enough.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Great hot springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We spent the first half of our first day in Santa Teresa at the hot springs. There people there were very nice, there are changing rooms and bathrooms. Make sure to bring your own towel. Before heading into the water you rinse off in the warm showers below the springs. The water is nice and warm and amazingly clear. There are lounge chairs along the side for laying out. The grounds are nice, but I was told they were much nicer prior to a bad flood 2 years ago. I think they are doing a great job of putting the pieces back together and getting the grounds back to their formal glory (the govt. is no longer giving them funding so the council that owns the springs is doing it by themselves). There are snacks and beer for sale on the upper level of the grounds. We had the place almost to ourselves the first half of the day, and more people started to show up around 2pm and it got pretty popular. Go earlier if you want to avoid crowds. They are also open at night so you can soak in the water and look at the stars. Definitely recommend stopping by the springs to enjoy the water and help support the locals improving the springs.

Visited July 2013
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“Hot springs - perfect after 4 days of hiking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I went to the Santa Teresa hot springs at the end of May. This was the perfect thing to do after hiking for several days. The hot water felt so good and made my muscles feel so much better. There are three springs, each with a different temperature. There are two waterfalls areas, one cold and one hot. The springs are located in the mountains, so the view was beautiful. Also, the springs were pretty empty....I think there were maybe a total of 20 people there. Everything was very clean.

If you don't bring a towel, you can rent one there. I think it cost 2 soles.

They also have an area where you can buy food and drinks. It was nice to swim for a while and then have a snack.

Visited May 2013
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