Arequipa: Yura and La Calera
About 25 km from Arequipa, Yura hot springs are spacious with sulphurous alkaline waters at 26 °C, perfect for rheumatism, arthritis, obesity, varicose veins, breathing conditions, stomach pains, skin and urinary complaints, although they are not for those with heart conditions or diabetes.
- Location: 27 km from Arequipa (2,575 masl).
- Access: There is public transport from Arequipa, the trip takes 45 minutes.
The hot springs at La Calera are found in the Colca Valley, just a few minutes from Chivay. A spa boasting specific characteristics that replenish your energy after trips and hikes through the Colca Canyon. Its 85 °C waters come from the Cotalluni volcano and contain minerals such as Sulphur and Iron, fantastic for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism. The complex has five spacious and clean pools as well as a small ethnographic museum.
- Location: 3.5 km from Chivay, Arequipa (2,575 masl).
- Access: There are buses from Arequipa to Chivay. The journey takes about 3 hours. From Chivay there is public transport to La Calera.