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Aguas Calientes is the closest town to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Every day, tourists pass through its streets excited to visit the wonder or looking for a little relaxation before continuing with their adventures. Do you want to know what you can find in Aguas Calientes? And get the most out of this trip, start enjoying your stay with Hotel Ferré Machu Picchu and start on the right foot this 2021.

Food and drink to enjoy your stay

After the train and arriving at the hotel, the aroma of the nearby restaurants is sure to whet your appetite. Aguas Calientes is full of restaurants with typical Cusco and Peruvian food. You can find typical dishes such as: grilled chicken, baked guinea pig, stuffed hot pepper, fried trout and much more.

If you want something a little more sophisticated, you can visit any of the tourist restaurants in town.

Healing relaxation

After the walk through the ruins of Machu Picchu or after finishing the 4-day Inca Trail, your muscles ask for a break. A visit to the hot springs is a good excuse to disconnect for a moment.

  • The hot springs come from a natural spring of volcanic origin. It is possible that they were used since the time of the Incas.
  • Hot water emerges from underground channels and gushes through rocks at high temperatures. These are led to small pools where it is not possible to swim, just relax and enjoy the natural environment.
  • The water in the pools is an opaque yellow color, giving the impression of being dirty, although in reality it is the hue of the sulfur.
  • The temperatures of the thermal waters oscillate between 38ºC. (100 ° F.) And 46 ° C. (114ºF.)
  • Improves metabolism and helps digestion.
  • Helps release toxins.
  • It’s very relaxing.
  • Helps to level blood pressure.
  • Increases oxygenation of the skin.
  • It is recommended as part of medical treatments and physical therapies.

For the curious

Just over a kilometer from Aguas Calientes is the Butterfly Farm of Machu Picchu. This biological museum houses species of butterflies native to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. You can observe the butterflies in a free flight area and buy curious souvenirs.

Aguas Calientes is a passing town that can be traveled in a single day, but that leaves many experiences in the memory of every traveler.