Breathtaking natural hot springs in Hidalgo, Mexico
Located in the Mezquital Valley of Mexico, the Grutas de Tolantongo is a famous hot spring resort, in the State of Hidalgo, which is approximately 3 to 4 hours northeast of Mexico City. The holiday resort consists of heated pools close to the bottom of a steep box canyon and three hotel complexes. Located at the closed end of the canyon are two grottos, which draw in a large number of tourists annually.
The resort boasts volcanically-heated water, which cascades down in waterfalls along the walls of the canyon that may reach a height of 500 meters in some spots. Visitors get to enjoy the grottos as they are rained upon by warm water.
The thermal hot springs flow down the mountainside into a turquoise blue river located at the bottom of the canyon. With high cliffs lush green vegetation; it is scenic get away from the usual holiday destinations.
Part nature preserve, part waterpark, and part spa, Grutas Tolantongo is amazingly the ultimate vacation spot. This vacation spot is constructed along a box canyon, open on one end and the other end closed.
The canyon has volcanic mountains around, which heat the water to sweltering temperatures and infusing it all with minerals. It forms some the most stunning hot springs globally. And whether you would choose to just soak in this natural splendor for as long as you can, or perhaps you would like something a bit more thrilling, the resort offers.
There are lots of ways to have fun with this Mexican geothermal paradise. First, you need to explore the caves and tunnels. This grotto has a warm, spring-fed river and pool, and also features warm, mineral-rich water misting in from the ceiling and walls. It is pretty much similar to an all-natural sauna, with a swimming pool. If that is slightly too steamy for you, then you can have fun in the slightly cooler river.
The flowing water offers you with an almost massage-like feel, and its spellbinding blue color enhances the effect. Not only does the water make the entire experience magical, but the water’s blue hue originates from minerals and salts dissolved in it, which are ideal for soaking in. Also, there is an exfoliating mud or mask treatment for a more relaxing experience. There is even camping and hiking in this tranquil environment also.
If you cannot get enough relaxation, then the waterfall pools is the place to be. These natural springs have been designed to form forty or so cliffside travertine terraces, each having natural spring water for relaxing and bathing. They have also got an impressive suspension bridge and ziplines.
The experience of an adrenaline rush from the zipline and then descending to a cliffside hot spring is quite amazing. And if the camping is not quite your taste, you can relax knowing that there are numerous hotels at the hot springs, and also many mouth watering restaurants, so that you can maximize your vacation.
So pack your luggage. Grutas de Tolantongo is calling out your name! Go and enjoy the hot springs!