Testing the hot spring

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The hot spring

After having stayed for an hour or two at the Playa Santo Domingo and enjoying the magnificent view we decided it was time to turn the car back towards Moyogalpa but still with the possibility to visit some spots on the way back.

The first place we looked for was the La Presa Ojo de Agua that is a shady swimming hole about 1,5 kilometre north of Playa Santo Domingo. Due to the huge road constructions towards the Maderas part of the island it was quite difficult to find the road that lead to the entrance.

La Presa Ojo de Agua is a little mineral infused pool that bubbles up from 35 small underground springs; the water temperature should be between 22 -28 degrees but it feels really cold in the temperature during the day.

Taking cover for the sun
I found that the name was almost the best part of this place.

The pool has many small leafs in it and it didn’t strike me as the cleanest place. It might be the fact that we were there outside tourist season but it seemed like a place someone had invested a lot of local money in and not getting the return that one expected.

When we drove we were met by a really funny gate keeper; he spoke mostly Spanish and Babs had to translate for me when he got to the Spanish explanation. They had their toilets up a hill but they needed some revamping and so did the small changing rooms that they had established near the pool.

The area was actually a really nice place and it could have been made more exclusive if there had been more money around on the island. It was nice to sit and look in to the water with my feet in the “cold” water, and the sun made some fantastic reflexions in the water together with the light shining through the leafs from the tropical forest surrounding the pool.
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The hot spring
The hot spring
Taking cover for the sun
Taking cover for the sun
Babs testing the water
Babs testing the water
The cold (22-28 Celsius) water of …
The cold (22-28 Celsius) water of…
Maderas in the back
Maderas in the back
Running water
Running water
Shadows
Shadows
The changing rooms
The changing rooms
The bar
The bar
Up to the toilets
Up to the toilets
On the way home
On the way home
La Presa Ojo de Agua
photo by: Chokk