Let’s relax! Here you will find everything you need to know to visit the Geometric Hot Springs in Pucón, the most popular hot springs in southern Chile.
Pucón is the adventure tourism capital of Chile, so it doesn’t hurt to pamper yourself with a hot springs bath after outdoor activities.
Although natural hot springs abound in southern Chile, the Geometric Hot Springs are undoubtedly the most famous in the region.
The popularity of the Termas Geométricas in Pucón is due to the beauty of 20 hot springs with temperatures between 35º and 45º degrees, all connected by long red wooden walkways that go into the middle of the exuberant nature. They will make you live a totally different experience and, of course, “super instagrammable”.
You can rest and relax for a few hours in the thermal pools, which are not only novel but also good for your health.
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Map of the area: where are the Geometric Hot Springs?
These hot springs are located within the Villarrica National Park, 87 kilometers from downtown Pucón, very close to Coñaripe.
How to get to Geometric Hot Springs from Santiago?
- By car or rental car: The distance between Santiago and Termas Geométricas in Pucón is about 822 kilometers, and the trip by car takes approximately ten hours, so we recommend this option if your travel destination is a nearby town. Pucón, Villarrica, Lycanray, Coñaripe, Valdivia or Temuco.
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- By public transportatio : If you go to any of the above mentioned locations, you can reach all of them by bus. We recommend the night bus from Santiago’s Terminal Sur. Bus companies such as Tur Bus, Jac and Condor offer the best services for these long trips.
- By plane: If your plan is to reach Pucón and the surrounding area by plane, you can fly directly to Valdivia or Temuco (the closest and most recommendable). For Villarrica, Pucón or Licanray you can fly to the cities just mentioned and from there take a cab, van or bus.
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Transportation is available all year round.
How to get to Geometric Hot Springs from Pucón?
- By car or rental car: You must leave the center of Pucón on the Villarrica – Pucón road (route 199) in the direction of Villarrica. Arriving at Villarrica you must turn left, following the road that goes to Lycanray (Route S95-t), passing Licanray you continue in the direction of Coñaripe. Passing the Coñaripe square and the Carrasco supermarket, on the left side of the road, you turn into Los Aromos. This last section is not paved, but is in very good condition.
📝 Tip: If you go in winter, you should call the Geometric Baths beforehand, they will tell you the state of the road.
- Hiring a tour: Although this article is focused on Pucón, which is the most common point from which the area is traveled, you should know that you can hire tours to the Geometric Hot Springs in Pucón from other nearby towns, such as Villarrica, Licanray and Coñaripe. In Pucón you will see that there are several companies that offer this same tour, the price varies according to high or low season, children or adults, and includes the following:
- Entrance ticket (with a 3-hour stay on site).
- Transfers to and from the lodging place if possible, or from the tourist agency. (approximately 4 hours in total).
- The complete tour lasts approximately 7 hours.
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What is the best time to visit the Geometric Hot Springs in Pucón?
Although the hot springs are open and suitable for use all year round, you can’t imagine, but winter seems to be the best season.
The experience of enjoying the hot water of the wells, in a completely snowy environment or under the gentle rain, is to the liking of most visitors. If you go on this date, remember to dress warmly for the outing.
It is good to remember that, due to the dates, many people arrive in summer to enjoy these hot springs. This is really possible, given that Chile, in general, does not exceed 35ºC and, in the evening, the temperature always drops quite a lot, reaching around 20ºC. So early mornings or late afternoons are the busiest times.
Things to keep in mind during your visit to the Geometric Baths
- The entrance fee does not include towels.
- In high season it is recommended to purchase tickets a few days in advance.
- If you bought your ticket in advance and you cannot go on the estimated date. You should know that Termas Geométricas does not refund money, only accepts changes, with a minimum notice of 48 hours before the deadline.
- Termas Geométricas does not have on-site lodging (see where to stay in Pucón).
- It is forbidden to picnic, bring food or beverages into the pools.
- Pets are not allowed.
What services do you offer at Geometric Hot Springs?
- Restaurant and cafeteria.
- Dressing rooms and bathrooms.
Recommendations for visiting the Geometric Hot Springs
- Bring your own towel, as they are not part of the service.
- Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit and appropriate footwear to walk along the walkways from one pool to another.
- Keep sunscreen on hand, especially in the spring and summer months.
- If you go in high season, get your ticket or tour reservation a few days in advance.
Entrance hours to visit the Geometric Hot Springs in Pucón
According to the time of the year, the opening hours of Los Glaciares National Park vary:
- From March to December: Monday to Sunday open from 10 am to 7 pm.
- From December to March: Open from 9 am to 9 pm.
- Evening hours: Take advantage! In summer there is a special timetable between 8 pm and 11 pm. Check directly with the tourist agencies, as days and schedules may vary. The latter is undoubtedly much appreciated by vacationers in January, when it is very hot during the day.
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Are there any other thermal baths besides the geometric ones?
Of course, if you are looking for a more private hot springs option, a good option would be to go to Cascada el León, in Palguín Alto.