Thermal baths. Aguas Calientes - PERU
Direccion: Avenida Hermanos Ayar, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru
Phone: +51 984 848 512
Named for the hot springs found in this place, where you can rest after a long walk, Aguas Calientes is the service town for Machu Picchu. There is a wide variety of hotels and restaurants that offer a variety of flavors. A medium-sized restaurant is probably considered more expensive than in Cusco due to its proximity to Machu Picchu, but there is a fun village atmosphere and it is a good place to enjoy the countryside. There is internet access (but more expensive than in other places). It is also the train terminal that arrives from Cusco, with the rails that cross the main streets. However, there is now a train station where trains leave. Please note that you must purchase your ticket to go to Machu Picchu in the main square of Aguas Calientes BEFORE you go to the ruins.
The baths are located within the Aguas Calientes river valley that constitute a youth valley, the river has an approximate width of 5 m., There is the presence of intrusive rock and recent deposits that contain high sandy matrix, due to the speed of the cause currents erosions in the margins causing landslides and the presence of upstream of a lagoon called the Leonera, which stores water and rocky elements that when landslides occur causes landslides.
The average temperature of these waters is between 38ÂºC and 46ÂºC. According to their chemical composition and temperature, these waters are recommended for arthritic, skin and stress diseases. The pools or pools conditioned in this place present the basic infrastructure for use as a thermal bath, has hallways, toilets and a small snack