With no doubts, Papallacta hot springs are recognized as the best Thermals in Ecuador. Its medical water proprieties are very much appreciated by the locals and forefingers, so either for treating a hilliness, or just looking for relax the area is a Highlight day tour in Ecuador that you should not miss it.
Papallacta village and Thermals are located about 80 km. East from Quito, driving along Cumbaya valley and traversing the upper pass called La Virgen at 4000 mt you will find the modern but rustic style complex and conservation project of Papallacta Thermal SPA. Its clear and pristine hot water is a present from Antizana volcano and the several clear water streams and waterfalls comes from the páramos (highlands).
Driving to Papallacta takes about two hours. Once in the complex we will do a short hike into the hidden eco- trails, several species of endemic plants such as orchids / bromeliads and hummingbirds will be observed. About noon, we will be back to the thermals to enjoy the swimming pools and streams. At the evening we will be back in Quito.