For decades, health-related trips have been an alternative for those who enjoy a healthy life in contact with nature or for those who suffer from some kind of affliction.
Not all hot springs are alike. On the contrary, they are very different from one another. Some of them have different geological origin, different waters, or different methods are used to make them reach the surface. Sometimes they spring up naturally, others they are helped by man.
Representing a synonym for seniority at the beginning and for relax among the youth at present, the hot springs have managed to attract the most diverse visitors who search for different sensations in them. The good thing about these healing or relaxing waters is that they meet the demands of every tourist who come along searching for recreation beyond health benefits.
Ever since a few years ago, hot spring baths have been acknowledged by the World Health Association (WHO) as a valid method to treat various afflictions.
In our country, thermal waters have been classified according to origin, as well as pursuant to physical-chemical studies constantly performed by each hot spring center and by the Instituto Nacional de Ciencia y Técnicas Hídricas (INCYTH) which stands for National Water Science and Technique Institute in Spanish.
In the area known as the Littoral in Northeastern Argentina, more precisely in the Province of Entre Ríos (City of Paraná), this resource has become so important that the local university has incorporated a degree for students to become specialists in thermal techniques.
More Saline than the Sea
The first hot springs on the Atlantic Coast are located at San Clemente del Tuyú. These waters have 3 times more salts than seawaters and, even though some specialists in the subject have always asserted that there were thermal layers on the Atlantic coast, it was not until the first well was drilled that these assumptions could be confirmed. As a consequence, today visitors can combine the sea and the hot springs and enjoy a new attraction even in the winter season.