Thanks to a full and exclusive service which combines hot spring baths with the soothing hydromassage therapy, it is possible to feel more dynamic and relieve stress in Llifén hot spring spa. The resort has 3 hydromassage tubs and a swimming-pool of hot spring waters which range from 25º to 38º C.
Furthermore, guests can enjoy the soft and exotic fragance of the aromatherapy essences and oil extracts, flowers and plants which stimulate the senses. This is the best treatment for the body, the mind and the spirit.
After walking around the facilities, we were invited to taste a fresh nutritious breakfast made of blueberries juice, fruit salad, homemade jam, honey, cheese paste, paté, manjar, and mil hojas cake. Everything was delicious.
After a few minutes’ rest, we got ready to enjoy the warm waters of the Termas de Llifén spa, an ideal spot for health tourism, only 10 minutes away from Futrono.
Hot Springs Chihuio: Where the Poet Bathed
They may not have a first class infrastructure, but they are highly symbolic because it was in this resort where the famous poet Pablo Neruda bathed before leaving his country when going into his exile in Europe in 1949.
They are located in the upper Curriñe River, 70 kilometers away from Futrono, along a rubble road. Immersed in the Andes Mountain Range, and with lush native vegetation surrounding them, they are open to the general public at a low cost.
Once there, we did not hesitate to enter the ancient hot springs. It is necessary to emphasize that the temperature of the water is very high. The waters are held in a huge pool in the open air, and there are also some rustic tubs made of coihue wood for visitors to bathe in the hot spring waters. The site has bathrooms, changing rooms and a vast pic-nic area.
Hydrotherapy is a natural treatment used to heal and to produce a feeling of well-being. Llifén and Chihuio hot springs are ideal spots to enjoy a pleasant experience to rest and relax the senses.
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Useful DataHow to get there
To get to Llifén hot springs from Futrono you must drive 20 km along route 55D towards the next town. After driving across the city, continue for one more kilometer approximately and you will see the “spa” sign on the side of the road. To get to the Chihuio hot springs, drive out of Futrono up to the Chabranco crossing, turn and take the route to the hot springs resort. It is easy to get there if you ask for information to the locals.Bear in mind
Where to Sleep: Termas de Llifén spa offers bungalows for 4 and 6 people.
Remember that hot spring baths should last from 10 to 15 minutes. If the guest suffers from some cardiac condition or hypertension, it is advisable to bathe for less than 10 minutes, with previous approval by the doctor.