Just 210 km from Lima, Churín -located in the province of Oyón at an altitude of 2,020 meters- offers visitors hot springs where temperatures range from 35 to 45°C. The hot waters are ideal for treating asthma, diabetes and weaknesses, although are not recommended for heart patients. The best time of year to visit Churín is from May to October, and likewise for Chiuchín, thermal baths located 19 km from Churín. Temperatures of the waters at Chiuchín can reach 44 °C and are ideal for treating joints, rheumatism and digestive problems.
Near Churín lies Picoy, a camping town which features a lodge and clean hot springs. A rive flows just a few meters from the entrance of this stone construction, giving visitors the chance to alternate hot and cold baths.
Just 67 km south of Lima lie the Chilca Lakes, which can be visited all year-round. The lakes have become so famous that each lakes has acquired a name of its own. Laguna Milagrosa (The Miraculous Lake) is recommended for rheumatism and acne, while Laguna Mellicera (The Twins' Lake) is ideal for treating gynecological problems and Laguna Encantada (The Enchanted Lake) is visited by patients suffering from nervous and skin problems.
San Mateo, 5 km from the city of Moyobamba, on the slopes of Mount San Mateo, offers new thrills for adventure-seekers and thermal waters with therapeutic properties. Temperatures can reach 40°C. The complex features superb swimming pools, hot baths and waterfalls at normal temperatures.
|Other Hot Springs in Peru
Inca Baths in Cajamarca.
Yura and Aguas de Jesus in Arequipa.
Monterrey, Canchos and Chavin in Ancash.
Aguas Calientes in Cusco.
Oromina in San Martin.
Churin, Chiuchin, Picoy, San Mateo and Chilca in Lima.