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Aguas Termales de Polques

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Address: | Next to Cerro Faldajara, Uyuni, Bolivia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A must try!

If you have the opportunity to enjoy the Aguas Calientes, do it! It's probably your only time you can at such a high altitude. Note: getting into a bikini in this freezing cold... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was pretty neat. It was SERIOUSLY cold when I was there, so I did not dare to go in. However, Ive seen some tourist fully swimming in the springs. The sky at night is very pretty also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We spend the night in a nearby hostal and had the opportunity to do it in the evening when it was dark. It was the perfect experience to sit in the 40°C hot water (with the air being around 0°C) and enjoy the starry night. Due to there being no light pollution the sky was some of the most beautifull... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It was a paradise place to finally unfreeze (water was 37 degrees) and relax after unbelievably cold night in the desert

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you have the opportunity to enjoy the Aguas Calientes, do it! It's probably your only time you can at such a high altitude. Note: getting into a bikini in this freezing cold weather reminded me of doing the Polar Bear Dip on New Years day; but jumping into hot water was so much more welcome than ice cold Lake... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Small pool but amazing temperature. Nice after a long day of hiking. Try to get in after lunch (so crowded in the morning) and if you can go in at night while gazing at the unbelievable amount of stars!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The stopover at the second night of the three day tour is at this hot spring. Getting in is ok, but getting out in the chilling wind can be quite hard, enjoy!

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Antibes, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you go there when touring with a company, ask the driver to visit this place during lunch, it will be much less crowded. The water is quite hot which is good because the outside temperature is not!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice setting, not too much comfort. It's probably worth passing by and seeing the hot springs. However, as of last week (mid-August 2016) the facilities to change and store clothes while bathing are NOTHING similar to the fantastic facilities one can find in Iceland. Bolivia has still a lot to learn about tourism... These hot springs cater mainly to backpackers

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As the Uyuni salt flats are left behind and the Volcanic Geysers are pictures in your mind, the thermal waters are a lovely distraction. They are constructing new changing rooms atm and you pay for the pleasure of bathing and relaxing in the baths. As there are no facilities to secure your belongings and as there are many people around,... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Amazing, great and natural hot springs located in the middle of the mountains. Definitely worth a visit.

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