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Wild hot springs near La Junta

Mónica Pons Eduardo Epifanio

With the hot spring waters covering our bodies, we beheld the wild natural environment around, where the hand of man has barely taken part.

El Sauce Natural Hot Springs in La Junta

We arrived in the field owned by the Berger family on a sunny morning. The fresh air invaded our noses and announced the beginning of a promising day. We had reached El Sauce hot springs and we did not take long to come close to the pools.

We were sitting, resting our backs on the wooden braces with the rest of our bodies immersed in the pool. The water was warm, the temperature was very pleasant. We felt ourselves floating and we wished we never had to get out.

We enjoyed the hot spring water with excellent properties in the middle of the unpolluted nature. In spite of being away from the populated areas, it was a pleasure indeed.

It was then when we imagined the owners of that private venue discovering the phenomenon emerging from these lands so many times visited on foot or on horseback. He must have wondered what kind of healing properties the hot waters springing from the well contained.

Today, after a very long time, we were the ones to observe where the hot water came from. It springs from inside the earth with extraordinary strength and it seems as if it would never end. Quite mysteriously, steam emerged from a hole under the trees.

El Sauce Natural Hot Springs in La Junta

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.

El Sauce Natural Hot Springs in La Junta

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.

Contact

El Sauce

Km 17 cno a Raúl Marín Balmaceda, (6010000) , La Junta, XI Región Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Cel: +56 987375645
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Location

Caracteristics

Tour type

Hot springs

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How 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.

Contact

El Sauce

Km 17 cno a Raúl Marín Balmaceda
(6010000)
La Junta
XI Región Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Cel: +56 987375645


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