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Many people envision relaxing in a comfortable beach chair while sipping a margarita when they think of traveling to Mexico. The best thing about Mexico is that going to the beach is just one of many fantastic things to do here. There is something for everyone in this varied nation, and there is never a poor time to visit Mexico. Whether travelers are planning a Caribbean vacation, an epic outdoor adventure, a large city break, or just want to immerse into the intriguing history and culture; there is something for them in Mexico. Additionally, this is one of the finest places to eat in the world and one of the least expensive places to go. Travelers can also experience top-notch scuba diving, amazing hot springs, ascend historic Mayan ruins, see vibrant colonial villages, and more in Mexico on a single vacation. One of the country’s top destinations is San Miguel de Allende, a city named by Travel & Leisure as the Best City in the World for two running years, which is well known across the world for its intriguing culture, as well as its vast collection of historic structures and architecture. In addition to this wealth, San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico's best-kept travel health travel secrets because of its natural hot springs. Here are what travelers should know about these amazing hot springs.


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Overview Of San Miguel De Allende

San Miguel de Allende was built on the brink of an extinct volcano, whose last eruption occurred years ago. However, these local therapeutic thermal waters and hot springs, particularly between San Miguel de Allende and Dolores Hidalgo, are the result of this subsurface volcanic activity. Hot springs were revered and regarded as healing by ancient cultures even before the advent of the Spaniards.

Where To Experience The Hot Springs In San Miguel

Visit The Famous La Gruta Spa

La Gruta Spa may be the most alluring and well-known hot spring in San Miguel, but it is not a typical spa; it is a collection of hot springs pools, and tunnels that have been artistically created. There are three pools available in La Gruta, and each is naturally heated. The "true" pool lies down a long, narrow cave tunnel that is only accessible through the spa's large outdoor pool. From its steam-filled passage, the water temperature increases, and visibility is reduced to a few feet. A big dome-shaped cave with a spring-fed spout cascading from its rocky roof stands near the conclusion of the trail. Typically, visitors queue up and rotate, getting massaged by the pouring water.

Beyond the hot springs, La Gruta's grounds are a haven of verdant gardens and areas for picnics and sunbathing. A sizable traditional Mexican steam bath, a small boutique shop, a restaurant, and a bar are all available. In order to provide a more private experience, La Gruta offers massages and aromatherapy treatments in a spa that is separate from the main pools and dining area.

  • Location: A Dolores Hidalgo km 10, 37893 El Cortijo, Gto., Mexico
  • Opening time: It opens Wednesday through Sunday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Explore The Mayan Baths On Weekends

The Mayan Baths spa was created to provide its visitors with a tranquil and historical setting. There, they can find the ideal refuge for relaxation and beauty. Guests can enjoy the spa’s therapeutic massages. The Mayan Baths also provide delicious food and exceptional beverage for their visitors’ delight as well as hot subterranean pools where they may marvel and have a truly unique experience.

  • Address: Camino Hacia Xote A solo 10 Minutos del Centro, 37880 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
  • Opening time: It opens only on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy The Beauty Escondido Place

Escondido Place's history began in 1980, the year it welcomed both domestic and foreign customers. This magnificent spa guarantees that its guests receive outstanding services. Tourists escape the gloomy, busy city and rejuvenate their bodies and minds at Escondido Place's hot springs. They will be treated in a mystical location that is surrounded by lush green trees and the comforting warmth of an aquifer mantle.

  • Location: San Miguel de Allende - Dolores Hidalgo, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
  • Opening time: It opens daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Spend An Unforgettable Night At Hotel Nirvana

This breathtaking getaway featuring a hotel, spa, and restaurant is only 15 minutes outside of San Miguel de Allende. There, tourists will enjoy a variety of singles' or couples' treatments and therapy in the hot pools. With Nirvana's farm-to-table philosophy, visitors may have a delectable organic lunch.

  • Location: Old Street Vía del FF.CC. No 21, Col. El Cortijo, Atotonilco, Guanajuato, CP 37750, Mexico
  • Cost: $4200 per night for two adults in Joy Suite

Best Time For Visiting The Hot Springs

The central highlands are blessed with year-round spring-like weather. San Miguel's climate is generally mild and consistent throughout the year.

  • Temperatures: Average high temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) to 31°C (88°F) regardless of the season.

A visit to San Miguel de Allende's hot springs during the dry season may be incredibly refreshing. The weather is also perfect when visiting San Miguel de Allende in March. It is not too hot or too chilly. It is warm enough to lounge outside in the sun while taking hot springs swims in between.