Getting into Hot Water: Plunging into the Planet’s Toastiest Thermal Bathing Destinations

  • Getting into Hot Water: Plunging into the Planet’s Toastiest Thermal Bathing Destinations

    While a relaxing soak in a luxury spa with lots of attentive pampering is nothing to turn your nose up at, on occasion the human soul requires something a little more exotic, or off the beaten path.

    If you’re someone who needs to exert a bit of effort, or even go on a nature quest before your body gives you permission to unravel and let your sinewy tensions melt away, this list of natural thermal baths and hot springs—ranging from spots located deep within lush forests, next to chilly bays, or near the summits of mountains—should put a big, relaxing smile on your face as you meditate on how your next thermal soak will whisk all of your anxiety away.

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  • Uunartoq Hot Springs

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  • Jigokudani Onsen

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  • Ainsworth Hot Springs

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  • Aguas Termales de Polques

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  • Jhinu Danda Hot Springs

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  • Hveravellir Hot Springs

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  • Bains De Dorres

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  • Wenshan Hot Springs

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  • Te Rata Bay Hot Water Beach

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  • Zuar Hot Springs

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  • Bagni Vecchi Thermal Baths

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  • Puente del Inca Hot Springs

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  • Ponta da Ferraria

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  • Conundrum Hot Springs

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  • Valley of Geysers

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