September 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
On the way to Santa Fe in New Mexico we booked a night over at Ojo Caliente. A place famed for its mineral springs discovered in 1500 during a gold search. One of the explorers wrote “The greatest treasure that I found these people to possess are hot springs which burst out at the foot of a mountain…so powerful are the chemicals contained in this water that the inhabitants believe that they were given to them by their gods. These Springs I have named Ojo Caliente, or hot eye.”
Curious of the idea of chilling in mud and “healing” from our travels we made our way there.
We stayed in the historic hotel which added to the fun of the experience, only minor downside was that the room didn’t have its own private shower. But since the idea is for people to hangout by the pools they expect guests to shower off at the changing rooms. The pool area was wide, with lots of different areas to bathe in, with different healing compounds depending on your likings. The mud pool was fun especially when one dries into the clay and ends up looking like a statue, such a weird feeling on your skin!
Anyways the over all experience was fun and was a perfect place to interrupt our travels for a day. I personally wouldn’t spend there more than a weekend, but thats more because I like seeing different sceneries. Perfect for relaxing with a loved one.
Plus the restaurant was really delicious!
ps the long photos are from the hotel’s website!