Introducing Termas de Río Hondo
Termas de Río Hondo, 70km northwest of its provincial capital Santiago del Estero, is famous for its thermal waters, and its nearly 200 hotels all have hot mineral baths. While it’s very well known as a winter holiday destination for Argentines, it’s an ugly, overdeveloped place of no interest unless you plan a spa treatment. The town has two unusual features: it has a triangular Plaza San Martín as well as one of the country’s few public monuments to Juan and Evita Perón. There are numerous shops selling tasty chocolates and alfajores (filled sandwich cookies).
The town has many banks, internet places and other tourist facilities. There’s a tourist office (