Suffering from high blood pressure after Brasília? Poor digestion after your visit to a truck-stop cafe in Minas? Exhausted after your extended Carnaval in Salvador? Then Caldas Novas, with more than 30 curative hot springs, may be just the place for you. The population of this upmarket resort town, located 160km southeast of Goiânia, swells during the holidays, when 200,000 people can descend on the town in search of curative Eden.
For something even more wet and wild, the aquatic playground of Rio Quente, 22km from Caldas Novas, is home to the world’s only thermal-water river and enough water-themed entertainment to ensure you’d rather drown by the time it’s all over.