Fuentes Georginas | Informal Campsite

Guatemala

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Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
2414.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
pawsontour.com

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Hot springs that allow you to camp in the parking lot. Price is 60Q per person per day plus 25Q to park. Area is nice and has little areas to grill and eat food. Hot springs are amazing and super hot!

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Los precios se mantienen igual.
El agua estaba súper caliente, y lo disfrutamos mucho, ya que cuando llegamos estábamos a 17°C . Nosotros pagamos los 25Q adicionales para las privadas, lo cual valen la pena y no muchos pagan las privadas así que estábamos solos.

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We arrived just before sunset. They actually want to charge a full day for camping, but admitted the pools were not hot - no point in nighttime use (for us). We camped outside the gate where nobody bothered us.

The pools are not warm enough to spend a long time in: all below body temperature. Pretty strong sulfur smell and taste.

The 5 lower pools (extra GTQ 25 per person charge, entry via corner of parking lot in front of the first baños, about 5 minute hike) have one pool that is closer to body temperature. Take drinking water and literature or binoculars (you're in the jungle).

GTQ 60 per (foreign) person admittance, GTQ 25 for parking (plus optional extra charge lower pools).

Should you enjoy thermal baths, this is our top 3 : 1. Geometricas (Chili, -39.50221 -71.87580) for its natural setting; 2. Papallacta (Ecuador, -0.36231, -78.14905) for the nicest formed pools; and 3. San Niconar (Uruguay, -31.53456 -57.80006) for its campground. This one would come in fourth.

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If you get here early enough, you can park and camp at the overlook right before the entrance gate for free and without paying for the second day. The main hot springs on the upper part aren't really worth the 60q. However, the lower hot springs that you pay extra for are definitely worth the entire cost if you can afford it. 60q pp for entrance and 25q pp for lower hot springs. They're hot and there was only one other couple down there with us the whole time. It's also way more into the jungle down there so much prettier. Had a quiet and chilly night sleeping at the overlook before the entrance.

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Nice place to stay, we park outside the gate so we didn't pay to stay in the parking lot only the entrance fee. Feel safe and enjoy 2 days.

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Stayed here for one night. It was 120q per person to camp and use most of the hotsprings. Some if them are open all night. They were warm but just not warm enough in my opinion. Apparently the really hot ones are down and only open during the day. For 25q extra you can use them. We skipped this since we had to leave early in the morning. Still think its an awesome spot to camp!

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Definitely not worth the $18usd it cost for 2 people and a car. The pools are touristy, dirty and like warm. If you want to camp its another $17 usd. If you want to go for a nice drive it’s pretty and interesting on the way up. But then turn around and come back down.

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Too expensive by far. Somewhat warm pools in dire need of a clean. The group crowded by the few trickles of hot coming off the main wall tell the story. How this is $18 usd for two people parking for an hour or two is anyone’s guess. I would skip it and go elsewhere. Worst hot pools I have been in.

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An easy and very pretty drive to get up here. Smooth road. We are 6m x 3.3m x 2.2m had no problems passing other vehicles. Think we must have visited at a bad time as the pool wasn't very hot. Nice enough place, and it is pretty set into the rocks, but we weren't overwhelmed. Very cold showers! If you are heading further south you will find much better hot-springs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.

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A decent spot to camp. The road in is surprisingly well paved and scenic. Hot springs are great... only really went in the hottest one. We took a hike behind the pools - rather strenuous as you climb about 800 ft quickly, and then another 200 ft over 1/4 mile to the Mirador. We got there arrive 2 pm and there was nothing to see, clouds everywhere. Nice birds and cloudforest walk.
Cleared out closer to 6 pm on a Thursday and Friday morning people (construction crew?) arrived around 7:45 making a lot of noise.

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This is an awesome place to visit. But read this first!
The road: narrow, winding, steep. Do not attempt with a trailer. And if you’re worried, park in town and call their shuttle (they have a van that will come get you) or a taxi. We are 24 ft long and 8 ft wide and it was tight in a few places.
The parking: a flat lot with space to turn once everyone leaves. Nearly empty at night. Locked gates and secure. Beautiful views. Easy access to all pools. If you have a rooftop tent you may need to wait till folks leave to put it out.
The fees: must pay for two days entrance and one parking if spending the night (and after that road you want to spend the night) 60q per person per day and 20q for parking.
The place: 6 different pools of various temps, bungalows for rent with private pools inside. Restaurant. Tienda. Cold showers. Toilets.

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We could stay in the parking lot and were allone. Restrooms and showers (cold) are open all night. New prices! Entrance fee 120 Q per people (you must pay for 2 days if you stay overnight) and 20 Q for parking. So we payed 260 Q for 2 people to stay 1 night. We could use the pools also at night.

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Stayed cin parking with access to hot springs, washrooms etc. No issues. Guard was very friendly, he offered electricity by we didn't use it. 210Q. Sunrise over the mountains was beautiful as was the drive out through the farmers harvest.

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Arrived here before 9:30 am and parking lot pretty empty but not for long. Paid 210Q which included 10q to park & 200q for two days' entry for two. was busy from 11 to 4 but not intolerable. we used pools when we got here and later in the afternoon and again in morning. nice quiet spot. road in was in good condition and well marked. Tigo cell reception gmood but data slow.

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Parking a l'entree du site avec WC a proximite en arrivant l'apres midi vous payez 100Q par personne plus 10Q pour le vehicule, vous pouvez profitez des bains d'eau chaude toute la nuit si vous le voulez.

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Arrived on a Sunday afternoon and it was packed! Didn't even try to go in the hot springs until later. By 6pm we had the pool by the entrance to ourselves. Quiet on Monday morning. Followed the sign from Zunil with no problems. Didn't use showers. Same price as mentioned. No one said anything about when we had to leave the next day but we didn't stay too long.

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High altitude hot springs well worth a stop. Several pools to choose from, we settled for the one by the entrance gate as it was the less crowded and had perfect temperature, as well as the closest to the parking lot. Overnight dry camping in the parking lot, fairly level. Admission 100 Q per person and 10 Q per vehicle if you stay overnight, 50 Q if you stay just one day. Surprisingly we had internet connection with Tigo data on iphone.

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Gorgeous springs, 200q for one night with 2 days of soaking.

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200Q for camping and two day entry. Level lot with spectacular views. If using skobbler it has issues finding this place, we resorted to our paper maps.

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Beautiful hot springs in chilly, high mountains. Secure camping in parking lot. 24 hour access to hot springs. 10Q for camping, 50Q per day per person for hot springs (need to pay for two days when staying overnight).

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Hot springs that allow you to camp in the parking lot. Price is 100Q per person per day. Area is nice and has little areas to grill and eat food. Hot springs are amazing and super hot!

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Beautiful drive to the hot springs through agricultural fields and mountains. Do not follow the open source route as this leads you to a washed out bridge. Instead follow the signs (imagine that!) from the town of Zunil. Incredible pools, we enjoyed the one that was a hike down the hill and near the entrance the most. Parking lot camping with decent bathrooms and cold showers, electricity could probably be arranged with an extension cord, no internet.

Price: 10Q ($1.27) for camping, 50Q/person/day ($6.37) for the hot springs.

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Outdoor parking at the Fuentes Georgina. You pay 50QZ/Person entrance to the sources + 10QZ for the car. If you want to sleep, they calculate the next day also, no matter how long you ontopic with them. This means you pay a whopping 210QZ. Ok if you want to swim the next day (though they said we must get out by 10-11am, but since you hold the tickets in hand, I think you can stay all day!) But expensive if you just want to stay. You can sleep for free right after the gate next to the road in the parking lot. Is a slight angle, you have bricks or blocks take to just ask.

The sources we found the pool right at the gate in front of the parking lot at best. Not too hot, not too cold and no one there! The pools at the back had a lot more people were much too hot or too cold for us. There are natural pools 15 minutes walk. away from there, that should be beautiful, but we have not visited.

Ice cold showers available as well as toilet.

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We camped in the parking lot, it was very quiet at night. Public toilets are at the parking lot. The hot springs are beautiful and we have frequently taken a bath. Caution: Very hot!

The fee is very high and only worth it if you use the hot springs intensively.

(Price is made up of 50 Quetzal / day / person entrance fee for the park plus 10 Quetzal for the car. The entry must not be paid for 24 hours, but for the day!)

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