Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close By.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: The Baths of Life

Start in Zone 1 on 13th Avenida and head south towards the mountain. When you get to a small roundabout take the cobblestone road on the far side. It winds back and forth up the hillside.

Continue straight past the smaller cobblestone turnoff on your right and the Evangelical church also on your right. You know you’re on the right path when you come to a small dusty field and have to cross it to go on.

Follow the rocky dirt road on the other side of the field, staying to the left if in doubt and it will slowly become a grassy path with stone fences on both sides. At one point you can go straight or left: go left under the trees.

Take the dirt road left across the open fields when the path ends in front of a stone house, ignoring the white road on your left that leads steeply down into a village. The dirt road wraps around an aqua colored building.

Go straight through the T-junction. Continue slowly going up. Pass under the line of ancient trees and further on follow the “INGRESO” sign to the small buildings on your left where the baths are. Entrance is Q20/hr. and they are open from 5-9:30 every day (5896-9542). There are two more rooms up above that aren’t as scolding hot and are a little nicer. This is a truly wonderful place. On your way back try taking that white road down through the village and see where it takes you.

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