Located next to the Río Chinchiná just outside Manizales, this thermal-bath complex has three pools made of rocks set among a pretty garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The baths are quiet during the week, but on the weekends it can feel a little overcrowded. From Manizales, take a bus marked 'Gallinazo' along Carrera 19 (COP$2000).

There's an elevated, open-air restaurant and a small spa offering a wide range of massages.On weekdays there's often cut-price admission to the thermal baths. There's also a good-value on-site hotel with four spacious, modern rooms (from COP$210,000) sporting full-length windows overlooking a stream.