Set among some lovely rural scenery above the town of Marcará, this community-run thermal bath complex has a couple of a piping-hot pools and baths, but the real reason to come here is for the natural sauna caves carved into the mountainside. Temperatures are posted on the doors to each cave.and range from 33°C to 54°C..

There is also massage service (S30 to S50) and special thermal baths infused with wild herbs (S10). Remember, Peruvian thermal baths aren't your standard spas: cleanliness and maintenance are often lacking.

Colectivos to the baths (S1.50, 15 minutes) leave when full from the bridge in Marcará.. Any combi (minibus) running from Huaraz to Cuarhuaz can drop you in Marcará (S3, 30 minutes).