Camping near a natural hot spring can bring extreme RELAXING
pleasure. Soak away the stress of your modern lifestyle.
Allow the hot water to dissolve ALL thoughts of past and
future. Take your body and mind directly to the present
moment. This is where Romance lives!
ROMANTIC IDEA: Night soaking under the moon and stars is
Romantic. The late night and early morning sessions are
likely to be the MOST private. Bring some tea-light candles
for additional ambience!
How Do They Work
Hot springs are from geothermally heated groundwater.
The temperature of rocks within the earth increases with
depth. Hot springs are formed when water soaks deep into
the earth’s crust coming into contact with heated rocks.
In volcanic zones groundwater may be heated by contact
with molten rock. This can cause the water to produce
steam and pressure. Geysers and mud pots are the result
of this superheated groundwater. You can be seriously
burned or even killed by these types of hot springs.
Therapeutic Hot Springs
The heated water from natural hot springs contain dissolved
minerals form the earth. Some of these minerals are known
for their therapeutic value. Hot springs with certain
mineral concentrations have been developed into spas and
rehabilitation clinics. For a moderate price these facilities
can offer you and your partner an amazing RELAXATION session.
Ask about private tubs! Maybe you can even book a massage?
Be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation (if it’s
Some hot springs are famous for their lithium content.
Lithium is considered a mood stabilizer and is often used
to treat depression and bipolar disorder. Do you or your
significant other need a serious mood adjustment? Try
soaking your bodies at a lithium hot spring! This will
take you away… and bring you slowly back to reality.
Hot Spring Basics
Hot springs are relatively rare and thus special. There
are a few general guidelines for properly using and preserving
natural hot springs. Check out the following rules:
REMEMBER: Natural hot springs located off the beaten path
are usually clothing optional. When sharing a hot pool it’s
a courtesy to ask before exposing your naked body to strangers.
It’s also a courtesy NOT to stare or laugh at other naked
people. Let these thoughts and any self-consciousness about
nudity evaporate into the air. Those are only the worries
of outside world!
- Be Respectful:
Yes, sometimes you get the place to yourselves. Other
times you have to SHARE the space. Fornicating in front
of others is generally considered disrespectful. Save
that action for when you are alone!
- Don't Use Glass:
A cold brew or some whiskey might take your soak to
the next level. However, your hands will be wet and
relaxed, so don’t risk bringing the glass bottle! Transfer
the beverage into plastic or metal.
- No Soap: Keep
it natural… using soap can pollute the hot spring for
- Remove Litter:
Help keep the place clean! Don’t leave anything behind.
Bring a bag to the soak area to pack out ALL litter,
even if it’s not yours.
Finding Hot Springs
Hot springs can be found on every continent! However,
this doesn’t mean they are EASY to find. Commercially
developed hot spring pools and tubs are definitely the
easiest to locate. They even have parking lots. Just search
online… Most of these sites have their own websites.
Hot springs with natural pools and surroundings are often
tricky to locate. They are typically situated along rivers
away from primary roads and highways. They usually require
a little walk or hike to get to!
The BEST way to find a natural hot springs is by asking
people who know from personal experience. A hot spring
book (by geographic location) is your next BEST option.
There are also some websites that may have information
you can use. Check out the Hot Spring links at the bottom
of the RESOURCES
Page. Good luck!