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9 of the world's most relaxing hot springs

Vapors rise from a hot spring in Chile

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Puyuhuapi, Chile

Located in the beautiful wilderness of Chilean Patagonia, the Puyuhuapi Hot Springs are as much about their amazing natural surroundings as they are about their mineral-rich waters. Venues like the Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa provide easy access to the naturally-heated pools. Though it is possible to spend your whole stay relaxing and soaking in the water (and soaking in the surroundings), there are plenty of other options here, from trekking and climbing expeditions to fly-fishing sessions. Puyuhuapi is a great place for people who want to experience a natural hot springs destination but don't want to give up the adventure aspect of their vacation.