A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Nothing wrong with a soak in the hot springs!

Just a short update today.

We went with Mike and Linda up to the Aguas Termales De Nuevo Ixtlan. 

What is that, you ask?

Ruth and I have been there before. It's a natural hot springs up in the mountains northwest of Puerto Vallarta.

Here's a map...

About 55 kms from Puerto Vallarta, and about 47 kms from Lo de Marcos.

The problem is, getting there from Lo de Marcos (where we are camped) involves driving about 10 kms (6 miles) on a rough dirt road.

It took a little longer than we thought it would. But, we had all day so not a big deal. Eventually, we arrived at the entrance.

Even up here in the mountains, you can tell we're close to Puerto Vallarta.
English on the signs.

40 pesos ($2.85 CAD, $2.25 USD) per person.

You get to choose your own pool. There are probably about 15 of them. 

 Kevin, Ruth, Mike, Linda.

The water temperature was about 33 C (92F) so almost like bath water. Nice for a soak!

After we were done in the pools, we went to the little food stand for a snack. We had three mixed quesadillas, with cheese, beans, and beef. I had a beer, and Mike and Linda each had a coke. Lunch for the four of us was 160 pesos ($11.25 CAD, $8.75 USD).


On the way back, we stopped in to see our friends Garry and Jean. They have a little piece of property with a small RV park near Valle de Banderas, and we have stayed there with Sherman in the past. Garry was out leading an ATV tour, but at least we said hello to Jean for 15 minutes. Looking forward to seeing them again for a longer visit next time.

Today, we drive 330 kms (205 miles) to Color Marino Hotel and RV Park near Teacapan. We were there in March of 2016, almost exactly two years ago, so we're familiar with the route. 

Early start to get all 16 rigs out of here, so we'll be up and at 'em bright and early.

See you in Teacapan!

Nice price drop on this handy utility wagon...

And in Canada...


  1. Think you should do a hotsprings tour of Mexico...would sign up...

    1. I would love to do that! There are certainly enough of them around this country. :-)

  2. Hahaha the women have beautiful tans while the men need some tanning. Love street food in Mexico...especially when they prepare it as you watch.

    1. Only my arms are well tanned. Neither Kevin nor I make a point of sitting out in the sun. We like a little colour but that is it.

      Mexico has the best street food around!

  3. That is one fine looking quesadilla!

  4. Love Mexican street food, miss it. Need to get back to Mexico

    1. We can easily see ourselves living in Mexico, one day! :-)

  5. I would love a hot soak right about now, as I sit indoors watch HAIL turn the ground white!

    1. It was a wonderful soak and the setting there is beautiful as well, very rustic and outdoorsy.

      Hope you get better weather soon.

  6. Are there local transportation that go to the hot pools?

    1. No local buses up there, not sure if a taxi would take you and if they did it would cost a bit because you would have to pay them to stay around until you leave otherwise you would have no means of getting back out of there.

  7. Love the hot pools there - but the road up was pretty tricky with our truck :)

    1. We love that it is in the middle of nowhere, less people that way. Not really tricky to get there just slow with a truck. When we went two years ago we were on ATV's they are easy to take up there but very dusty.


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