Relaxing in a hot spring with a panoramic view right in front of you, that is the life. It's not every day you get to visit a hot spring, let alone a natural one. But, if you have the chance, make sure to keep these natural hot springs in your bucket list!
Mammoth Hot Springs
Located in the Northern parts of the No.1 national park in the United States - Yellowstone National Park, the Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs. It has the largest deposit of calcium carbonate which covers vast areas such as the Mammoth Terraces. A must visit will be the Boiling River where you can adjust the rocks to mix hot and cold water for a pleasant soak or swim.
Banjar Hot Springs
From Lovina Beach on the north coast of Bali, Indonesia, one can traverse to Banjar Hot Springs, a collection of warm water pools surrounded by tropical gardens. With hundreds of years of history, the site provides a perfect balance between the warmth of the hot springs and the coolness of the forest.
Termas De Polques
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia holds the largest salt flat in the world. What you might not know is that it also holds a modest amount of hot springs known as the Polques Hot Springs or Termas De Polques. What better way to wind down after a day of exploring the salt flats than to soak in the thermal waters and (if you can visit at night) appreciate the thousands of stars in the milky way.
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
A short hike in Iceland's Reykjadalur Valley will lead you to a series of hot springs in Hveragerdi. Reykjadalur means "Steam Valley" and it is obvious why due to the clouds of steam coming out of the valley. Hot springs and mud pools fill the valley and there is even a hot river to bathe in!
Travelholics who are looking for a good way to let off some steam (pun intended) should definitely check out these places at least once in their lifetime!