The North Coast and Northern Highlands Travel Guide

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Baños del Inca

  • Av. Manco Cápac Map It
  • Cajamarca
  • Bath/Hot Spring

Published 02/07/2017

Fodor's Review

About 6 km (4 miles) east of Cajamarca are these pleasant hot springs offering several public pools and private baths with varying levels of quality, as well as some spa facilities such as a sauna and massage tables. Each service has a separate price, though everything is quite inexpensive. The central bath, the Pozo del Inca, is where Atahualpa was relaxing when he received news of the conquistadors' arrival in 1532. It's an intact pool with a system of aqueducts built by the Incas and still in use today. Be sure to check out the volcanic pools in the center of the complex, but don't touch! The temperatures there can reach 70ºC (160ºF). Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel!

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Av. Manco Cápac, Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru

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Published 02/07/2017


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