Salto

The main tourist attraction are the hot springs that extend the length of the department and offer first class services. The coast of the Uruguay River is particularly active, especially in reference to sport fishing. The capital of the department offers interesting cultural proposals among which is the museum of the writer Horacio Quiroga stands out.
Termas del Daymán – Daymán Hot Springs

Termas del Daymán – Daymán Hot Springs

The Daymán hot springs complex is one of the main ones and is located 10km from the city. There is a collection of bungalows, motels, restaurants and heated pools, both public and private, and the water reaches a temperature of 45ºC. Amenities: spa, clinic and waterpark. Telephone: 4736 9711.
(www.salto.gub.uy)

Termas del Arapey – Arapey Hot Springs

Termas del Arapey – Arapey Hot Springs

The Arapey hot springs is found on Route 3, km 548, some 80 kilometers from the city. It provides an environment more associated with nature. The place has open and enclosed pools, whose water is kept at a temperature of 37ºC and has great attractions. Amenities: spa, clinic, golf course, fishing area. Telephone: 4768 2101.
(www.termasarapey.com.uy)

Termas de Salto Grande- Salto Grande Hot Springs

Termas de Salto Grande- Salto Grande Hot Springs

These are some of the most popular hot springs in the department and they have a great advantage as they are located a few minutes from the center of Salto. In addition to hot spring pools, next to this complex you can find a beautiful waterpark which makes this the perfect family destination. Location: Parque del Lago

Salto Grande Dam

Salto Grande Dam

This is the main bi-national hydroelectric complex that supplies energy to Uruguay and Argentina. It is located 15 kilometers to the north of the city of Salto and you arrive there taking Avenida Luis Batlle Berres that leads to the entrances to the place. The dam has a system of visits open to the public that consists of three parts: the showing of a video, a pleasant talk and a tour of the installations on board Salto Grande vehicles. The excursion starts at the bi-national complex, continues along the international bridge that joins the cities of Salto (Uruguay) and Concordia (Argentina), and then makes a stop to observe the dam from a viewpoint, it also allows entrance to the machine room. Visits are programmed every half hour and last 90 minutes. You can take the tour every day of the year with the exception of May 1st, December 24th, 25th, and 31st and January 1st. (www.saltogrande.org)

Horacio Quiroga Museum

Horacio Quiroga Museum

The history of Horacio Quiroga’s life is marked by his own misfortune and loss, as if he were a fugitive character from the ink world of his own stories, who failed to evade the ominous shadow of death. Born December 31, 1878 in Salto, from a very young age he showed an interest in literature. A member of the 900 generation, in his work nature is presented as a capricious and lethal force, capable of creating and destroying man. In his home town, Quiroga founded the Revista del Salto- Salto Magazine; and then later in Montevideo, el Consistorio del Gay Saber, a literary creation group. In spite of spending more than half his life in Argentina, where in the Misiones jungle he found the stage of many of his works, his remains are in Salto, in the museum and mausoleum that is located outside his family’s country house. There are also personal objects belonging to the writer; in particular the funeral urn, carved in wood that portrays his face (on Avenida Viera and Maciel, telephone: 4732 5685). In addition to the deaths of his father and two brothers, his stepfather’s and his first wife’s suicide, Quiroga lived with the burden of having killed his best friend, Federico Ferrando, while cleaning a weapon that he would use in a duel. In 1937, suffering from terminal cancer, Quirgoa killed himself by taking cyanide.