We had spent the day around Avila Beach and decided to stop in to see what the mineral tubs are like. The staff was helpful in describing what was available. The tubs are outdoors, scattered over the hillside under the trees, and are secluded (by which I mean private enough). The tub we had was up the hill and surrounded on most sides by a redwood lattice fence and had a bench and hooks. The tub itself was plastic. The area was clean and appealing. They turned on the bubbles for us; it would have been nicer to control them ourselves, since the jets are very noisy and we wanted to enjoy the peacefulness of the night. Also, one of us likes jets better than the other. It's a little uncomfortable to periodically sit out and cool off without getting all the way out of the tub, because the rim is hard and narrow, but sitting on a towel took care of that.
Restrooms were available nearby. There is also a pool that we were curious about, but it was closed.
We paid midweek evening rates. Hint: stop in during the day for $10/person/hour, which is plenty of time. Also bring your own towels and water (both available for a fee).More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking