Termas del Dayman Hot Springs in Salto, Uruguay
Termas del Dayman (Hot Springs of Dayman in English) are municipal thermal baths located a short 20 minutes (8 km) from the bus terminal in Salto, Uruguay.
Arriving in the morning and leaving on an overnight bus? Store your luggage at the bus terminal (approximately $3 USD per bag) and walk two blocks for local transport to Termas del Dayman.
Busses run every hour to and from the location, dropping you off at the entrance gate.
There are multiple pools in all shapes and sizes for you to choose from on your afternoon adventure as well as a restaurant and snack kiosks. If you need additional pampering such as a massage, facial or sauna there is a spa onsite.
Water temperatures range from 38 to 44 degrees C (100 to 111 degrees F) and signs are posted by the pools listing the temperature of the pool. It is easy to understand why popular times for a visit are the colder winter months June to August.
For all you lawless types – while visiting Termas del Dayman you are not off the hook. Be good and follow the rules and regulations below or the nice-looking lifegaurd (see photo above) may become Not So Nice! Does he look like he wants to get out of that chair? I don’t think so.
There are many local accomodations in the small town (hotels, cabins and camping) and a small selection of restaurants.
AguaSol (see photo below) is one of many hotels across the street and within a block from Termas del Dayman, many like AguaSol have thermal baths of their own – private for guests use only – but not the extent of which you will find within the acres of park-like grounds within the public resort.
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