Aguas Termales Paipa

Place #3 -- Paipa

Now that you have seen the amazing monuments to the Battles of Independence of Colombia, it is time to spend the afternoon either relaxing in Hot Water Springs or shopping in the numerous artesan shops of Paipa, Boyacá. Paipa is located just 15 minutes from Pantano de Vargas.

It’s main attraction is its Aguas Termales (Thermal Hot Springs). The great thing is the warm mineral water. Kids love it because they don't get cold. There you can swim as a family, or split up and have Mom enjoy a few hours at the Spa. There you get an aqua massage and for a little more you can be bathed in the mud of the thermal water (supposedly it has curitive powers) – and the prices are amazing.

If you decide to spend the night in Paipa, there are many wonderful hotels on the lake Sochagota, and you can enjoy shopping at the multiple artesan shops. There are also a few antique shops with some pretty amazing finds.

Here is a multi-media presentation from the Paipa mayor’s office.
http://paipa.gov.co/paipaturistica/indexFlash.htm
Also, last weekend, Paipa celebrated their FESTIVAL de la RUANA, during which there was a beauty contest held for sheep. The pictures are really great.

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