After a day of hiking the steep hills of Celaque, there's nowhere better to turn than this naturally steamy pool of thermal water. The Balneario hot springs complex sits hidden on a hill submerged in pine woods outside of town. There are several pools ranging from 33°C to 36°C (92°F-96°F), which attract a steady stream of tourists and locals. It's most crowded on nights and weekends, and particularly family friendly (there are even changing rooms here, a rarity in the country). There's a small cafe and bar near the pools. You can buy oranges, which are believed to give skin a healthy glow, from any of the vendors working the site.
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