Termales De Santa Teresa


Just minutes from Ahuachapan in western El Salvador, right across the border from Guatemala, lie the amazing thermal waters and spa of Santa Teresa. Named after the farm of the same name, the hotel and soon-to-be restaurant are clustered around a series of thermal pools with temperatures ranging from lukewarm to tingling hot.

Several cabins are located around the pools, all with amazing, forest-shrouded views toward the valley. If you are not spending the night but just come for the day, you can get a day pass to enjoy the pools.
Other activities to enjoy at Santa Teresa are hiking around at the farm and visiting the several hot springs found there. The Santa Teresa geyser is over 5,000 years old and is the largest geyser in Central America.

text/photos by Lena Johannessen

text/photos by Lena Johannessen

All the coffee produced here is organic and considered to be some of the best coffee in El Salvador; it has won awards at the cup of excellence competitions for years and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Japan and Sweden are among countries where this coffee is exported. You can enjoy the delicious coffee and visit the farm to see where it’s produced.

After the hiking and exploring the reward is to sink into the pool with the warm thermal water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating and rejuvenating effects it has on your body. The mineral and geothermic components in the water are the secrets behind the health benefits visitors obtain from these baths. We are assured that we will feel five years younger and sleep like a baby after visiting the thermal waters.

If you are in Guatemala, it’s just a two-hour ride. Cross the border at Chinamas and then it’s a short ride from Ahuachapan, just one kilometer on the road toward Ataco. On the Ruta de Las Flores it’s downhill from Ataco on the right,
take the turnoff to Canton El Barro.

For more information visit www.termalesdesantateresa.com

text/photos by Lena Johannessen

text/photos by Lena Johannessen

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