Termas de Río Hondo
Termas de Río Hondo - Photos : Jorge González
Termas de Río Hondo is the most important spa-city of Argentina and is situated on the banks of Río Dulce (Sweet River) in Santiago del Estero Province. It provides the tourist with services that grant the possibility of enjoying a new conception of tourism that combines health, pleasure and relax. The climate is subtropical hot and dry with scalding Summers ( 38º C ) and mild Winters ( 15º C ) registering an average annual temperature of 21º C.
In order to get to the region, one can do it by plane or by bus or car through Nº 9 National Route. Termas de Río Hondo
is 76 km away from the Capital City
of the province. The high season goes from April to October.
The city is settled on hundreds of underground sheets of water which are very rich in minerals and salts and which are one of the most important therapeutic methods in the world.
The water classified as alkaline, bicarbonate, chloro-sulphating and ferruginous has low quantities of iron, sodium, phosphorus, iodine, arsenic , fluorine and bromine in an ionic state - charged with electricity- being of a great penetration and diffussion in the whole body.
Many excursions can be carried out in the city or the surroundings.
Water sports, fishing in Lago Embalse Frontal Dam , playing golf in the Municipal Field, horse- riding and agro-tourism are some of the optional activities apart from the thermal baths in the city.
One can visit Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Church built in 1945, The colonial Town Hall. Gral. San Martín Cultural Center, "Rincón de Atacama" Paleontologic Museum or come across a great variety of authocthonous products made by genuin craftsmen.
If one is thinking of water, health and healthy life, one is positively thinking of Termas de Río Hondo.