"Hot Springs of Salto" Salto by barryg23

Salto Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 20 photos

Relaxing in Termas del Dayman

Few visitors to Uruguay travel beyond the south coast, so for our last trip in the country, we left Montevideo behind and ventured into the north.

Our destination was Salto, in the northwest of the country, a relatively large town on the Rio Uruguay, which divides Argentina from Uruguay. Salto is famous for its hot springs, so we spent two days in the waters taking it easy and relaxing ahead of our upcoming 11 months of travel!

Other than the springs, there wasn't so much to see or do around Salto, but that was part of its charm. Travelling too often is about rushing around and ticking off the tourist attractions, but it can be just as rewarding to take things slowly and discover lesser known places. Salto rounded off our two weeks in Uruguay, and it was a great place to end a fantastic fortnight.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The hot springs!
  • Cons:Not much else to see beyond the springs
  • In a nutshell:A worthwhile stop for any backpacker!
  • Last visit to Salto: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 7, 2009
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    I can't believe you're managing to find time to blog and build VT pages while still on the adventure - great stuff :)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2007 at 3:28 PM

    Thanks for the tips and pictures of the area. The thermals sound great.

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2007 at 9:25 AM

    The springs/water park looks like fun! We did that once in Krakow (indoors) and it was a blast :-)


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