Hot springs in Mexico, or ‘Balnearios’ as they are locally known, are more abundant than one would think.
A steep curve away from the adventure tours you might have become accustomed to during your stay, these springs consist of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity. Many great spas and resorts have even begun incorporating these natural wonders into the products they have on offer, subsequently adding to the country’s long enduring value for visitors.
The state of Hidalgo is home to some of the most picturesque and palatial scenes, as the hot springs are carved into the cliffsides, nestled in between volcanic mountains. While those located in the isolated and magical fields of Ku’aar Tukuni, east of Morelia, offer a much more natural setting. Even Termas de Atotonilco, has developed into a favorite spot for Mexico City residents to escape to. But if you are on the lookout for some of the more congenial things to do in San Miguel de Allende, look no further than just outside Guanajuato, where the local Hacienda Taboada is well known for its olympic-sized pool of hot mineral water.
Mexican culture has for centuries recognized the benefits of the country’s volcanic mud and native herbs, but it’s natural waters have been the most accessible source of harmonious healing for its original settlers. And you might just become lucky enough to absorb some of the pools regenerative powers, as legend tells the mineral-rich waters can even lead to a slowing of the aging process.