Hotels in Papallacta

There is really only one hotel in the small village of Papallacta: the well-known Thermas de Papallacta. You are here at 3300 meters altitude at the foot of the Antisana volcano. Hot volcanic sulphurous water flows here from countless springs, in which it is wonderful to stay. Next to the hotel (with several private baths that are reserved for its own customers) are the very beautiful and large public baths. About five kilometers further along a paved road you come to an entrance to the enormous natural park Cayambe-Coca. Despite the fact that you are not far from Quito here, it is usually very quiet here. Only weekends and holidays can be busy at times. You can put on Papallacta if you are in transit to the Amazon rainforest.

Thermas de Papallacta


Thermas de Papallacta is a vast domain high in the mountains, on the edge of the Cayambe-Coca National Park. The domain has a hotel, two family bungalows and also a few small houses, consisting of seven suites and seven standard rooms. The hotel has thirty-two rooms, three of which have a Jacuzzi. Accommodation options are scattered among the numerous hot water baths. In the morning you can enjoy a very extensive breakfast and for dinner the freshly caught trout in the restaurant is highly recommended. In between baths you can also enjoy a drink in the Chacana bar. Access to the baths is included in the price of the overnight stay.

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