WOW! - This Water is HOT!!!

Trip Start Jul 20, 2011
Trip End Dec 09, 2011

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Natural Hot Springs

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

S. 31.  22.  000   W 057.  59.  030 Alt:  10m Temp: 19 degrees C  @ 8 am

Resting on one of the most beautiful sceneries on the northern bank of the Uruguay River, Salto is the capital of the department bearing the same name. Located to the northwest of the Charrúa country, it lies 498 kilometers away from Montevideo.

To reach this territory from the South or the North of the country,
visitors must take Route 3. Routes 4 and 31 may also be used from the
East. Besides, from Argentina, this district may be accessed from
neighboring Concordia through the international bridge of the Salto
Grande hydroelectrical dam.

The climate in this region of the country is very hot and humid in the
summer, with temperatures that reach 20° C and peaks of 36° C.

Salto is a booming tourist, productive, commercial and ecological
center. Its main attractions include comfortable fully-equipped
state-owned and private hot spring resorts, such as Arapey, Dayman or
the Horacio Quiroga Hotel Spa, which offer splendid days of quietness
and relax for lovers of health tourism. Important hotels, chalets and groups of bungalows lie in the surroundings of the hot spring waters, which causes these places to be more easily and frequently visited.

Children may also have fun and enjoy the properties of the water in the
Acuamanía recreational center and at the Aquatic Park, amidst
swimming-pools, slides, giant cascades, playgrounds and various kinds of

In the city, visitors may go on beautiful rides along the Northern and
Southern waterfront promenades, shopping areas on Uruguay Street or else
tours around important museums. The Museum of Man and Technology and
the Larragaña Theater are worth a visit.

Salto has peaceful green spaces distributed into squares, parks and
other areas bearing shady trees to give shelter to tourists –especially
in the summer. The Salto Grande hydroelectrical dam stands 15 kilometers
to the North of the city. A visit to this dam is ideal to understand
the use of the hydric resource to produce energy.

When visiting the Uruguayan littoral area, come along to see Salto, a synonym for hot spring nature all through the year
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