Papallacta Ecuador is a small and beautiful rustic village located over 3.300 meters above sea level (10.800 feet)
Papallacta Hot Springs
This village is located 40 Miles at the eastern side of Quito.
It lies in a humid mountain forest, on the road which leads into the Amazon Rain forest, it only takes 2 hours to get there.
It is surrounded by beautiful landscapes full of nature and the majestic Antisana Volcano.
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The most important touristic attraction of Papallacta Ecuador is its thermals, the best hot springs of Ecuador, with temperatures at their origins from 30 to 70 ºC (86 and 157 ºF).
These waters have been put into pools, where the temperature fluctuates between 36 and 42 ºC (97 and 108 ºF).
First the feet, then the legs to the knees, then the torso... Thus gradually, the visitors of the thermal springs of Papallacta submerge in pools.
The reason for this ritual is that to the thermal water is attributed the power to alleviate illnesses such as arthritis, acne, digestive problems or bad circulation.
There is a therapy followed by most people who visit Termas de Papallacta (hot springs), they submerge into the pools of very hot water and next to it into the freezing waters of the river that comes right from the mountain.
This therapy is highly recommended for people who suffer of kidneys problems.
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Besides a source of health, Papallacta springs are a restorative experience, where your mind and body can get away from it all, while you enjoy the wonderful view of the snow - covered summit of Antisana Volcano(5.700 meters above sea level / 18.700 feet), one of the good motives to visit Papallacta Ecuador.
A hike into the moorlands or a Birdwatching Activity is highly recommended before the hot baths.
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