The Valle de Colina hot springs are a memorable experience, perfect for climbing the mountain to recharge your batteries in the heart of the Cajón del Maipo at the foot of the Central Andes Mountain range. This valley, formed by sites and landscapes of international geological importance, brings together a volcano, glaciers, rivers, a mineral water source and more, at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level.
There, you will find six natural outdoor pools surrounded by mountains and unique landscapes, arranged in the form of terraces that have been created by the calcareous deposits of thermal water coming from the San José volcano itself, which reach temperatures between 22 ° and 55 °C.
In these pools, you can enjoy thermal, and mud baths, ideal for relaxation and health, as its waters have therapeutic properties due to its minerals: sulphur, magnesium, cobalt, zinc and copper, essential contributions in the production of collagen and elastin molecules. These waters come from underground layers of the earth that are at a higher temperature.
The hot springs are open all year round; however, their path is sometimes covered by snow in winter. Therefore, it is necessary to consult with your agency, tour operator or carabineros of San Gabriel before going in this season. In the winter season, it is recommended to climb the last 12 kilometres of the route from the village of Lo Valdés in a 4×4 vehicle and bring icebreakers in case you need to use them.
Surprise yourself with its archaeological importance with sectors such as the Piedra Carvajal house and Cerro El Plomo, where the Inca mummy “The boy of Cerro El Plomo” was discovered. It also offers trekking, horseback riding, camping areas and native flora and fauna of the Andes Mountains in Santiago that will captivate you with its 17 km of trails that vary between the medium and high mountain, everything you are looking for to experience mountain tourism and nature tourism in the Metropolitan Region.