Hot & Steamy in Pucon...
Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
45Trip End Nov 23, 2007
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After breakfast, we didn´t really know what to do, but knew there are many natural hot springs about the region
On the way, we decided, as it was still raining, we´d go and see the lake. It would have been stunning if it were not for the rain and cloud cover... We then decided to look for the waterfalls that were nearby. We drove along some dodgy roads (Jon handled them manfully!) that had ´4x4´ writen on the map!!! We got a bit lost and asked for directions. However the road we needed to take got a bit too serious when the first half of our car plunged in to a raging river that crossed the road in front of us! Ok, so not exactly a raging river - more of a deep puddle, but I like to tell a good story! We reversed back up the tiny lane, and tried turning the car around, tyres struggling to get a good grip! so no waterfalls. Never mind, we´ll always have Iguazu!!!
After lunch, we finally arrived at the springs at about 4pm. Lizz had dozed off in the car - as usual! - and we walked down to the outdoor springs. She was really not impressed - "I thought these were under cover! I´m going to sit in the car. Stupid springs!" We wandered around trying to find more info - no-one spoke English
They gave us lovely little grey hats, very flattering indeed, and we got changed and headed for the springs. It was cold outside, so we couldn´t wait to get in the pool... and it was amazing - really hot, like bathwater. There was plently of steam too - like a wet sauna! There were bed-type things with bubbles, and plenty of ledges to sit on. It was so nice we stayed in there about 2 hours, occasionally popping out for some cooler air!!! It´s done wonders for our skin!
That´s about it for today... had a lovely meal out and went to bed exhausted, ready for another day! x