We stayed in a little vila with a kiva fireplace. Being from London most of my time was spent burning wood - we don't get to make our own fires in London so it was great novelty and the smell amazing!
Being able to walk from your room to the springs in just a dressing gown has to be one of the small pleasures in life. The springs themselves vary in temperature from luke warm to uncomfortably hot, everything else is in between and therefore manageble. The smell and feeling of the water is very special.
To truly appreciate your time there book a private pool, they hire them out for 60 minute slots and they have their little fireplaces, no-one can see what you get up to so it will be pretty romantic if that is what you are looking for.
Try the food there, the mexican food is very healthy and the waitress there at the time [Rachael] really made us feel at home and was very accommodating. The only drawback for me is the shared use of facilities between hotel guests and locals, somehow it makes the experience less pleasurable perhaps because the people on holiday are relaxed and you can not fail to miss overhearing others talking about work.
Overall, definitely worth popping in - get a villa, the villa made it into a great experience for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the country. Our sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. Over 100,000 gallons per day come to the surface, revitalizing those who soak in the long believed, healing waters. We offer a variety of lodging accommodations, including new enchanting suites and charming cottages, the historic hotel and private homes. We suggest that you make reservations for spa treatments and private outdoor pools before you arrive. We also offer spa treatments, pools, hiking and biking trails, a wine bar and lounge and a full-service restaurant. The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. Our chef blends local flavors with global cuisine. Heal yourself body and soul with a retreat to Ojo. Whether it's for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll leave rejuvenated and refreshed. Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Hotel Ojo Caliente
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort