Terme di Saturnia, Italy
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Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, the Terme di Saturnia are favoured among locals for their therapeutic properties and ideal temperature of 37.5°C. Image: Raimond Spekking via Wikimedia Commons
Széchenyi Baths, Hungary
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The Széchenyi Baths in Budapest are one of the largest thermal baths in Europe, with 15 indoor and three outdoor pools, as well as saunas, steam rooms and sundecks. Temperatures range from 27 to 40°C.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
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The vibrant blue water of the Blue Lagoon has become legendary on Instagram. Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, these iconic springs are said to re-energise the weariest of travellers.
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The white travertine hot springs of Pamukkale aren’t only visually stunning; they’re also an ancient marvel. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site even has its own museum.
Palia Kameni, Greek islands
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Head to Santorini for one of Europe’s lesser-known hot-spring experiences, Palia Kameni. Do as the locals do and cover yourself with sulfuric mud before diving into the deep-green water.
Ma’in Hot Springs, Jordan
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Found in the hills above the Dead Sea, these hot springs are rich in calcium and potassium. The sounds of natural waterfalls create a peaceful soundtrack while you bathe in the 45°C water.
Lake Hévíz, Hungary
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At a massive 47,500 square metres, Lake Hévíz is the second-largest thermal lake in the world. Even on the coldest winter days, it won’t drop below a balmy 24°C.
Banjar Hot Springs, Bali
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Deep within the North Bali jungle are the Banjar Hot Springs. The three pools have a consistent temperature of 37°C and are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
Boiling River, United States
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The Boiling River is accessed via an 800-metre walk through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The natural hot springs flow into the Gardner River, resulting in a temperature comfortable enough for bathers of any age.
Dalhousie Springs, Australia
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Located on the Western edge of the Simpson Desert, more than 60 mound springs provide warm waters to swim in (ranging from 38°C - 43°C). Aboriginal people used the springs for years, as a source of food and medicine.