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Guaviyú Hot Springs

Guaviyú Hot Springs

The Guaviyú hot springs are a fresh water alternative that springs at 39ºC. The complex, located on Route 3, kilometer 431.5, has circular pools – of different depths and temperatures – for bathing in the open air and others with jets of water for hydro-massages, with water direct from the source. There is also an area of enclosed pools and a Jacuzzi. In the grounds there is ample space for camping. Address Route 3, km 431.5. Telephone: 4755 2023.

Almirón Hot Springs

Almirón Hot Springs

They have the privilege of being the only salt water hot springs in the country, with extraordinary therapeutic properties (sulfates, chlorides, calcium and magnesium). The water is colorless and its salty taste is suitable for medicinal use. Address: Route 90, km 85.5. Telephone: 4740 2203.

Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca

At 11 kilometers from the city there is Casa Blanca, a town that maintains the peace of a place on the Uruguay River and one where it seems as if time has stood still. There is the possibility of taking a guided visit of the town, which can be coordinated by phone (4722 6220). One of the main attractions is the chapel, which dates back to the 19th century. Horseback riding is also organized.

Montes del Queguay –Queguay Hills

Montes del Queguay –Queguay Hills

The Queguay hills are a protected area. This classification means that the natural resources that are found there must be cared for and enjoyed. In this place the rivers Queguay Grande and Queguay Chico meet. The area extends around 20 hectares where different landscapes coexist. These landscapes include lakes and marshland, natural riverside hills, Baltic hills and woods. There are also shrubs, hillocks and scrublands. These hills which were added to the National System of Protected Areas in 2006, were one of the last dwellings of the Charruá Indians. The Paraguayan Melchora Cuenca also lived there, she was the wife of the national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas. Today the hills form an area of woods and caves, with native flora and fauna. It is an especially suitable area for activities such as hiking, ecotourism or canoeing on the waters of the Queguay River. In addition, it is an attractive place to go around on foot, on horse or on bicycle. You are ensured to enjoy nature and fresh air on these trips.
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