Puyehue Hot Springs

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Puyehue Hot Springs
Termas de Puyehue
Puyehue.jpg
Puyehue landscape
Location Los Lagos Region, Chile
Coordinates 40°42′43″S 72°19′42″W / 40.711860°S 72.328285°W / -40.711860; -72.328285Coordinates: 40°42′43″S 72°19′42″W / 40.711860°S 72.328285°W / -40.711860; -72.328285
Elevation 310 meters, 1 017 feet
Type Spring
Frequency Constant
Duration Constant
Temperature 41 to 54 °C (106 to 129 °F)
Puyehue Hot Springs is located in Chile
Puyehue Hot Springs
Puyehue
Puyehue Hot Springs is located in Los Lagos
Puyehue Hot Springs
Puyehue Hot Springs (Los Lagos)

The Puyehue Hot Springs (Spanish: Termas de Puyehue) is a series of hot springs located 76 kilometers along Route 215-CH east of Osorno, a city 20 kilometers from Puerto Montt in the Los Lagos Region of southern Chile.

The area is served by Refugio del Lago Airport.

Description[edit]

The Puyehue Hot Springs are part of the 117,000 hectares of the Puyehue National Park, a protected area.

The Puyehue Hotel and Spa, where the baths are found, is located 75 kilometers east of Osorno following Route 215-CH, in the foothills of Casablanca Volcano. The baths collect geothermal waters from five different sources with water temperatures ranging from 41 to 54 °C (106 to 129 °F).[1]

Nearby attractions include Aguas Calientes Hot Springs and the Antillanca ski resort.

History[edit]

The baths’ origins date back to 1907 when a consortium led by Conrado Hubach was formed to improve the facilities at the hot springs. By 1910, a hotel had been built with capacity for 100 guests and an old steamboat transported visitors from the town of El Desague (now known as Entre Lagos)[2] across Puyehue Lake to Puyehue Beach. The steamboat ran for more than 30 years.

In the 1940s, a new hotel, Gran Hotel Puyehue was built over 2.65 hectares to provide more modern facilities.

Facilities[edit]

Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, hydro massages, and a spa offering a range of services. Other activities include horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, and ecotourism.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lund, John W.; Freeston, Derek H. (2001). "World-wide direct uses of geothermal energy 2000". Geothermics. Elsevier. 30 (1): 29–68. doi:10.1016/S0375-6505(00)00044-4. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  2. ^ El Visionario que dio vida a las termas de Puyehue Chile - Diario Austral Osorno, January 27, 2013 retrieved June 10, 2013
  3. ^ Hot water springs in southern Chile ThisisChile.cl, July 27, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2013

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