El Valle's Hot Springs, El Valle de Anton, Panama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al
N 08° 35.865 W 080° 08.260
17P E 594887 N 950487
Quick Description: The Therapeutic Waters Of El Valle's Hot Springs, El Valle de Anton, Panama
Location: Panama
Date Posted: 3/28/2018 4:36:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMY0QP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The mountain village of El Valle de Anton located in a volcanic crater 600 meters above sea leave has a unique micro-climate rich with natural resources. Apart from the many varieties of bird and plant life found here, the area is also known for its therapeutic hot spring pools (aguas termales). Hot springs are created by the natural occurrence of minerals in high temperature waters, usually found in volcanic regions. In Europe and Japan bathing in hot springs, drinking its water and they use of clay hydrated by hot spring water is common in medical and preventative routines.

El Valle opened its naturally occurring hot springs to the public 17 years ago, when the beneficial properties of the water was validated by European and Cuban scientists. The therapeutic waters were discovered to be rich in minerals useful in the control of arthritis, rheumatism, asthma and circulation problems. Soaking in the water is also beneficial to release the body of stress. The springs are tapped at 1.200 meters and gravity brings the water into the pools, through pipes. Due to a high content of bicarbonate the water is not recommended to drink the water, as it creates a laxative effect. Also, prolonged bathing can have a negative reaction. To use, bathers submerge themselves in a hot pool where the water temperature is about 38° C. Maximum time of 45 minutes is recommended.

Reference : (visit link)
Temperature (F): 100.4

Temperature (C): 38

Type: Developed

Cost?: Use Fee

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: no

Other Amenities:
Therapeutic mud collected from volcanic veins, is available at the springs for use on the skin.

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Lucky_Al visited El Valle's Hot Springs, El Valle de Anton, Panama 3/22/2018 Lucky_Al visited it