Hot springs are definitely a tourist draw for many countries. A hot spring is a spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity.  Hot springs are naturally warm and welcoming and can be found in many different places, from the US to Antarctica. Here is a list of 6 of the most beautiful and unique hot springs in the world.

1. Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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While this gorgeous destination may not be considered a “hot spring” by definition, the blue lagoon in Iceland is one of my top bucket list items. It deserves a mention here for sure. Since its formation in 1976, people have been visiting the lagoon to bathe in its silica-rich water for its health benefits.

2. Shizuoka, Japan

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Japan is famous for their beautiful sights and natural attractions. Hot springs are of one of the many popular draws to the more rural areas of Japan. Some of the best hot springs in this country are located in the Shizuoka region.

3. Pamukkale, Turkey

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The hot springs in Pamukkale are especially stunning. they are naturally created from a hardened sedimentary rock called travertine.

4. Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs, Utah

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This gorgeous hot spring is known to be the most picturesque hot spring in the world for obvious reasons. Just look at those colors!

5. Squamish-Lillooet Area, British Columbia

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Tranquil and full of lush greenery, the Sloquet hot springs in British Columbia is a “hot” tourist spot for travelers looking for a relaxing excursion.

6. Termas de Puritama, Chiletl-horizontal_main

Located in the Atacama desert at an altitude of 11,400ft, this tranquil hot spring surrounded by geysers and volcanoes consists of 8 pools all connected by walkways.  Puritama is a desert oasis perfect for a romantic swim with your sweetheart while visiting Chile.

 

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