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An oasis cut from the brown desert, the tiny village of Mamiña has hundreds of hot springs. Renowned throughout Chile for their curative powers, these springs draw people from around the region. Every hotel in town has the thermal water pumped into its rooms, so you can enjoy a soak in the privacy of your own tina, or bathtub. The valley also has several public pools fed by thermal springs. The town itself is perched on a rocky cliff above a terraced green valley where locals grow alfalfa.

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