I don’t know about you but a day relaxing and enjoying hot mineral springs is a perfect way to unwind and spend time with nature. It is also one of my favorite summer and weekend activities. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa is by far one of my favorite mineral springs resort not only in Northern New Mexico, but in all of New Mexico. It is perfect day trip or weekend getaway any season of the year. About a two hour drive from Albuquerque or little over an hour from Santa Fe, it is a perfect day trip destination.
Tucked away in La Madera Mountains of New Mexico this is one of the oldest spring resorts in the United States. The sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters which bubble up from the ground have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. It offers more than 10 pools with four different types of mineral water: lithia, iron, soda and arsenic. Temperatures range from 80 to 109 degrees. These pools are not only an excellent place to relax and rejuvenate but are said to have many healing properties. Private pools are available if you’d like to share time away from other resort goers.
The resort provides not only mineral springs but a cozy atmosphere to rest away in the many hammocks and lounge chairs. Not to mention the unique mud pool where many resort goers cover themselves in mud and relax.
If the mineral springs are not enough for you the spa provides a variety of services from traditional massages to hot stone massages and scrubs. A restaurant on site to dine in and enjoy a meal as you spend the day soaking and relaxing is the perfect touch to fully enjoy this hidden getaway.
If a day trip is not enough for you, book a room and enjoy a nights stay in one of the lovely rooms located on the property. Also, enjoy a yoga class or a hike around the beautiful Northern New Mexico landscape.