A large well collected that water that springs at 80 degrees surprising everyone with its movement and the bubbles at the bottom. It joins a cold water mountain creek to give shape to the pool where visitors bathe.
The natural environment with very neat grass, a beautiful tree grove and plenty of flowers provided a special, pleasant atmosphere to our bath. An essential element to manage the desired relax.
We cannot talk about a traditional hot spring resort, but we can mention a well with exceptional features. Located in a wild venue, it is open to visitors provided that prior notice is given to the owner. And, although there is no electricity, it may be visited even at night.
A few meters away, across a wooden footbridge with rails, we reached a cabin where changing rooms, toilets and showers were available. Nearby, there was a resting area with many deck chairs in the open air or undercover to relax after the bath.
The hot springs turned out to be an alternative therapy to manage physical balance and peace. We succeeded in fulfilling our wish, without any luxury and without disturbing nature.
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Useful DataHow to get there
20 kilometers away from La Junta, on the way to Port Raúl Marín Balmaceda. after Ojeda Bridge and a small rural settlement on the shores of the Palena River, at the 12th kilometer marker, you will find a yellow post reading: “Termas El Sauce”.Bear in mind
The Berger family gives directions to reach the hot spring well and a fee is paid to use the restrooms.
The hot spring area may be accessed by car.
Where to sleep: except for those at La Junta, there is no other nearby lodging, just a primitive campsite on the shores of the Risopatrón River in the area where it joins the Palena River, 4 kilometers away from the hot springs.
Visitors may combine the hot spring water experience with fishing by camping at the joint of both rivers. Salmon fishing from the shore or on a boat is allowed in various modalities.