Termas del Arapey

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Not to be confused with Sarandí del Arapey.
Termas del Arapey
Village, Resort
Termas del Arapey is located in Uruguay
Termas del Arapey
Termas del Arapey
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 30°56′53″S 57°31′17″W / 30.94806°S 57.52139°W / -30.94806; -57.52139Coordinates: 30°56′53″S 57°31′17″W / 30.94806°S 57.52139°W / -30.94806; -57.52139
Country  Uruguay
Department Salto Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 184
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 50003
Dial plan +598 4768 (+4 digits)

Termas del Arapey (which means Hot Springs of Arapey) is a resort village in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.


The resort is located on the Río Arapey Grande, a tributary of Río Uruguay, 20 kilometres (12 mi) into a road that splits off Route 3 in an eastward direction, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-northeast of the deparmtment capital city of Salto and right after it crosses the bridge over Río Arapey. Its distance from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is about 578 kilometres (359 mi) (via Route 3).


In 2011 Termas del Arapey had a population of 184 permanent inhabitants.[1]

Year Population
1975 337
1985 632
1996 543
2004 256
2011 184

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[2]


Termas del Arapey, over the edge of the river, is the oldest establishment of spring waters in the country, and is said to be one of the most prominent destinations of the region, containing the Arapey Thermal Resort. Its hot waters, averaging 39ºC are used therapeutically, and the village has numerous facilities with holiday cottages, closed and outdoor swimming pools, surrounded by luscious green gardens. Every Easter, many people from the rest of the country, as well as Argentinians, Brazilians and Paraguayans visit Termas del Arapey for vacation.

In the last decade, American and European tourism has increased.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Censos 2011 Salto (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "1963–1996 Statistics / T" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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