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Lonely Planet review
The biggest complex in the area has some Disney–Flintstone queso to it, but there are 11 thermal pools ranging from 36°C to 40°C, split into two areas. The upper pool complex is older, though it does have a swim up bar and waterslide. Much more tasteful are the five stone pools and sauna in the leafy lower sector. These are the best in the area, although all the pools could be a touch hotter. There’s also a full spa (with private mud baths), playground, museum, soccer field and picnic tables. The busy restaurant-bar (mains US$4 to US$10) is housed in a 170-year-old colonial cabin furnished with museum-worthy period pieces. Guests who stay in the 26 log-cabin rooms (per person adult/child US$40/26) have free access to the pools during their stay, with TV and cold-water bathroom (neatly counterbalancing the lack of cold-water pools). Families love it here.