Where the mother Earth homes ice-cold water, it’s not strange to know that there exist various hot water glaciers as well. Dipping in hot water glaciers not only soothes and rejuvenates your body and soul but also has medicinal benefits. Bathing in hot water boosts blood circulation, burns calories, promotes sleep, heals from pain, and also soothes skin problems. Some also carry ethical beliefs with them. The world offers you ‘n’ numbers of spots for you to dip in hot water glaciers in almost every continent, the best of which have been discussed below:-
- Cascate del Mulino, Italy
It’s an unmissable spot in case you give a visit to Saturnia/Maremma or any other nearby town. Enriched in sulfur, the water of this spring is stretched right from Mount Amiata to the hills of Albenga and Fiora reaching Roselle and Talamone. The enticement of the warm waters, the well-maintained resorts, and exemplary wellness and spa centers attract a huge number of tourists. It remains open to the tourists throughout the year that too without any charge. Apart from Cascate del Mulino, Cascate del Gorello is yet another waterfall and is a gem in the crown of Saturnia where nature amalgamates with history, making Tuscany a perfect holiday destination. Bathing in the spring is all good and pleasant but the area around the waterfalls and the pools are surrounded by gravel and sand that may injure your unprotected feet.
- Riverbend Hot Springs, New Mexico, US
The mineral-rich natural water of Riverbend Hot Springs is considered as sacred by the Apache and Mimbres tribes of Southern New Mexico. These springs are believed to be rejuvenating warriors in ancient times and soothing people currently. You can luxuriate in the untouched mineral water which is pumped out of the Earth directly to the pool. You can either purchase the Property Pass of the surrounded resort that grants you access to the Common Hot Springs Pools, the Sauna, and all common parts of the grounds, hire a private pool with a 50-minute session (you can always reserve one or multiple sessions in advance), or rent a room in the resort and get unlimited access to the common pools, sauna, and grounds. Nothing in New Mexico will match the view it renders to its guests.
- Bursa, Turkey
Apart from its enriched history, peaches, and silk, Bursa is also known for its thermal springs worldwide. The bath it provides is one of its kind, let me tell you ‘how’. Firstly, its location leads to several hot springs. Secondly, an extinct volcano here created a perfect ambiance for thermal baths with mineral-rich waters. If you would like to experience the traditional thermal Turkish bath, this is the perfect place for it. The Central Çekirge District of Bursa features exclusive bathhouses with ornate tile designs. Get the best rubdown to get rid of the dead skin cells and a gentle massage to relax your muscles. The boiled mineral water soothes you and nourishes your skin. The minerals in the waters of Bursa are believed to have healing properties.
- Travertine Hot Spring, California, US
These thermal springs with picturesque mountain views are accessed by camping on a dirt track. Travertine Hot Springs seem to be the most opted-for spot by locals on drowsy weekends. Just like other hot water glaciers, this is also an important place for tourists. It looks adorable and feels heavenly when you witness sunset at that place. It also has certain manmade tubs with temperature control feature for those who can’t handle the natural hotness. It attracts every kind of tourist, from campers to families, couples to solo travelers. ‘No entrance fee’ seems to be a booster for magnetizing tourists, as no one would like to miss a chance to experience such beauty for free.
- Banjar Hot Springs, Bali, Indonesia
Locally known as ‘Air Panas Banjar’, Banjar Hot Springs is located approximately 5km southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali. The water of Banjar Hot Springs is not too hot to handle. This hot water glacier is encircled by tropical gardens that offer pools, showers, spa, and eatery points. The water flowing from a height in the backdrop will make you forget everything. The water of its all the three pools gets changed daily so the water is quite clean in the morning. With an entry fee of just 20k bucks, this man-made hot spring is kid-friendly too.
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