These stunningly landscaped, council-owned natural hot springs are a fine attraction. As if huge, warm pools and a natural shower straight out of a jungle fantasy weren’t enough, you can buy beer and snacks.
It’s 4km from town. You can reliably catch a colectivo from Santa Teresa to Cocalmayo at around 3pm, when vehicles head down to collect Inca Jungle Trail walkers arriving from Santa María. Otherwise, you may have to brave the unshaded, dusty walk (with cars driving too fast) or take a taxi from Santa Teresa. Pools washed out in the river flooding of 2010 have been rebuilt, though camping areas have not.