Lodging

La Gloria Tolantongo

What is the difference between an open-air bath and a swimming pool?

There may be several elements such as water temperature, depth, necessity of clothing, and whether swimming is allowed or not, but none of them seem to completely define an open-air bath.

However, when I soaked in an open-air bath in Mexico, I felt like realizing the essence.

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Mexico, Rating [5/5]

Grutas Tolantongo

Did you know Mexico has many hot springs?

Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, because it is located on Ring of Fire.

Today I will visit an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.

Gallons of hot spring water are gushing from giant caves, and there is a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.

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Mexico, Rating [5/5] , ,

Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?

Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.

They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.

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New Mexico, Rating [3/5] , ,

Izura Kanko Hotel, Izura Onsen

Is it difficult for a large-seized hotel to have good hot springs?

Indeed, it is usually true, so that small motels with hot springs often provide their water in a better condition.

However, there are some exceptions:

Izura in Ibaragi is one of the most important places for Japanese modern art, and is famous for its beautiful scenery.

In a large-sized hotel at such tourist spot, there is a great hot spring with characteristic smell.

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Kanto Region, Rating [5/5] ,