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    The baths at Fuentes Georginas
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    Hot steam baths at Fuentes Georginas

    by metteks Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    Near Xela there are some hot baths called Fuentes Georginas. The baths are located in the countryside high in the mountains at the slopes of Zunil Pico (3542 metres). The surroundings are beautiful, and it is great to sit in the steamy hot water (up to 55 degrees) and enjoy the wonderful views of the mountains and the trees around the baths. There are several pools with decreasing temperature. At the baths there is a little restaurant.
    The baths are open every day 8-16, or 17, and the entrance is around 10 quetzales.

    The baths are located 8 kilometres outside Zunil (a town 9 kilometres from Xela).
    I took the bus from Xela to Zunil(leaves Xela at the bus station, but also passes through the center, so you can catch it here too). In Zunil there are pickups that drive to Fuentes Georginas. The driver of the pickup tried to overprice us for the trip, (we decided on a price before we left Zunil), don’t pay too much (around 5 quetzales) as they pick up other people along the way. On the way from Zunil to Fuentes Georginas we saw many people working in fields with vegetables, like carrots, onions et.

    The baths at Fuentes Georginas
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