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Cacheuta Spa: How to Visit the Iconic Thermal Baths in Mendoza, Argentina

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One of the best things to do in Mendoza is to spend a few hours or even a dat at Cachueta Spa.


This is more than just a set of thermal baths, but a full property full of fun for the whole family! Just outside the capital of Mendoza, this is the perfect place to enjoy a day of relaxation, as well as the beautiful nature that Mendoza has to offer.


In this guide we're going to share you everything you need to know before visiting Cachueta Spa in Mendoza, so that you can plan the perfect day for you and your group.

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Where is Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza?

Cacheuta Spa is located 25 miles (40 km) south west of the city of Mendoza, which is about 45 minutes to an hour away in car. It lies at the foot of the Andes Mountains, and is just 14 km south of Potrerillos, and is located off highway 82.


How to Get to Cacheuta Spa from Mendoza

There are four different options for getting to Cacheuta Spa from Mendoza city.


1. Take a Tour to Cacheuta Spa

If you are looking for the simplest way to visit Cacheuta Spa with food and transfers included, then going with a tour group is certainly the easiest. We personally prefer to go earlier to beat the tour groups, but it's a good option if you are a family and don't want to have to plan anything.


2. Purchase a Ticket with Transfers (Traslados)

If you purchase your tickets online in advance, you can choose to include transfers in your ticket. (Currently it is 11,000 pesos round trip for traslados included).


The "Traslado" leaves at 9 am each day from Plaza Independencia. You'll have to meet at the Provincial Shield , which is between Sarmiento Street and Chile Street at 8:45 am).


The return shuttle departs from the waterpark, and leaves Cacheuta Spa in the winter time at 5:30 pm, and at 6 pm in the summertime.


3. Get a Taxi or Uber

The quickest (but priciest) way to reach Cacheuta Spa from Mendoza is by taking a taxi or Uber. If you are not from Argentina, we suggest putting in "pay in cash" into the app, so that you don't get charged more by your credit card.


We talk about this in our article about understanding the Blue Dollar in Argentina.


4. Rent a Car

When we visited Mendoza we decided to rent a car. This was really cheap, and also a great way to see all of the amazing places around the surroundings of Mendoza! 


We used Rentennials, which is basically an Airbnb for cars! It's awesome because it's not only super affordable, but it also helps support locals in the area. 


We have a special discount with Rentennials, so just email us and we'll be happy to help you set everything up.


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Enjoying a Day at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Cacheuta has a big property with different areas to check out. These include the spa & hotel, the public spa, and a strip of souvenir shops and restaurants.


The most popular area of Cachueta Spa is undoubtebly the public thermal baths, which is where the majority of tourists visit, and is what we'll be mostly talking about in this article.


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What is Included at Cachueta Spa in Mendoza?

Cachueta Spa is actually a full park, and includes a ton of different activities for all ages. Here are the different parts of the park that you can enjoy.:


External Pools

The main highlight of Cahueta Spa is the different pools. There are several pools with all different temperatures, some which is are cold, and some which are up to 35 degrees Celcius.


Some of the pools are open year-round, while some others are open just from September 21st until Easter (each year may vary in dates a little).


outdoor pool at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
Danni and Fede at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
outdoor pool at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza


Indoor Pools

The indoor pools are covered year-round, and have a bigger variety of temperatures, starting at 28 degrees, and some of them being as hot as 43 degrees.


Wave Pool

The wave pool is the biggest pool that there is, and is a large round pool with soft waves running through it, and a fountain in the middle of it.

wave pool at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Lazy RIver

The lazy river has cooler temperatures, and runs around the perimeter of the property for 270 meters. It has a small tunnel, and a waterfall, and ironically does not have tubes, but is just to float down. With temperatures aorund 18 degrees, this part of Cachueta Spa is just open from September 21st until Easter.


lazy river at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
lazy river at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
lazy river at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
lazy river at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Slides

There are a number of slides scattered around the park! They are on the smaller side, and can be used by all ages.

slides at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Kid's Water Park

Right near the entrance of Cachueta Spa is an area just for kids. This has a few slides, jets, and other fun things for the younger ones.

kids area at Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Other Activities

You can also sign up for a number of activities right near Cachueta Spa, organized by Cachueta! Some of these include rafting, rappel, and zip lining, and can be signed up for right upon entrance.

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Amenities at Cacheuta Spa, Mendoza

Apart from all of the activities you can enjoy at Cachueta Spa, there are also a number of amenities that make the spa easy to and comfortable to spend your day. Here are some of the things that you can expect:


Bathrooms & Showers at Cachueta Spa

There are men's and women's locker rooms, which have toilets, changing stalls, and showers. Just make sure to bring your own towel and toiletries.


Lockers at Cachueta Spa

Right when you walk in on the right hand side there is an area for lockers, so that you can keep your belongings while you enjoy Cacheuta Spa.

lockers at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina

Cachueta Market

On the left side of the property there is a small market where you can find local jams, treats, and light food options such as sandiwches, salads, and snacks. It has an outdoor seating area as well with tables and umbrellas.


shop at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina
shop at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina


Cachueta Spa Picnic Area

On the right side of the property you'll find a large barbecue area with a ton of picnic tables. This is specifically for tour groups, who recieve family-style barbecues included in their package.

picnic area of asados at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina

Cachueta Spa Grills & Barbecue Areas

While you won't be able to have an asado (barbecue) made for you without a tour, there actually are a number of picnic and barbecue areas for those on their own!


The grills are free of charge to use, and are great for those that want to cut costs on paying for one of the restaurants outside. There are also plenty of picnic table and umbrellas for people to use.


barbecue areas at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina
barbecue areas at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina


Cachueta Spa Convenience Store

Didn't bring your own meat or food? No worries! Cacheuta Spa actually has a convenience store right on the premises, where you can purchase meat, ice, charcoal, snacks, and anything else you'd need for your very own barbecue.

convenience shop at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina

Restaurants at Cachueta

Don't want to cook your own barbecue? Don't worry- there are actually a number of restaurans right outside the entrance where you can grab a meal as well.

restaurants outside Cacheuta Spa in Argentina

Shops Outside Cacheuta Spa

Not only can you grab lunch outside the spa, but there are also several shops where you can buy swimsuits, sunscreen, floats, and other necessities you may have not brought with you.

shopping area at Cacheuta Spa in Argentina
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Cachueta Spa Prices & Timetable

Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza offiically opens at 10 am, and closes at 6 pm. However, we showed up at 9:30, and there were already a ton of people inside! 


Argentina is pretty relaxed with timetables, so we believe you'd be able to get in the park up to an hour before the offiical opening time.

entrance of Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Entrance Prices for Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

In order to to enter the park and have access to the pools and facilities around Cacheuta Spa, these are the basic entry fees:


Adults on Week Days: 5,000 pesos

Adults on Weekends: 5,500 pesos

Children on Week Days: (3-10): 4,500 pesos

Children on Weekends: 5,000 pesos


Other Activity Prices at Cachueta Spa

Outside of the spa itself, Cacheuta Spa also offers a variety of activities that are surrounding it, and you can easily sign up for right at the entrance of the establishment.


Zip Lining: 4,500 pesos

Tree Top Adventure: 8,500 pesos

Rappel on the Rocks: 8,500 pesos

Rappel in the Air: 6,000 pesos

Adventure Package: 10,000 pesos

Beginning Rafting: 10,000 pesos

Intermediate Rafting: 18,000 pesos

Intermediate Rafting with Transfers: 22,500 pesos

Trekking: 7,000 pesos


Keep in mind that prices change very quickly in Argentina, and these were the prices from Janaury 2024. The country typically experiences up to 300% inflation, so for up to date prices, we suggest double checking on the official Cacheuta Spa website.

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Rules at Cacheuta Spa

  • Long hair must be tied up.
  • All people must wear swimsuits
  • No jumping or diving into pools.
  • No pets are allowed to enter.
  • Those that are pregnant, obese, or have heart problems should consult about bathing time limits.
  • You can bring your own food & drinks.
  • Make sure to clean up after yourselves inside the park.
  • Children should have a guardian at all times.
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Other Things to Keep in Mind While Visiting Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza

Now you know almost everything you need to know for visiting Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza, Argentina. But don't go yet! We have a few other details to share with you.


Weather in Mendoza

Mendoza is surrounded by mountains, so it definitely has milder temperatures than Buenos Aires, or the north of the country. The area experiences all four seasons, with cold and snowy winters, and hot, sunny summers. 


Another thing to note is that Mendoza is very dry. Even in the summer months you can expect your skin to suffer a bit, so make sure to hydrate often, and apply creams and chapstick frequently.


The Best Time to Visit Cacheuta Spa

The best time to visit Cacheuta Spa is on the weekdays, as it is a bit less crowded at this time. We also suggest going as early as possible, so that you can enjoy the pools before all of the families and tour groups start arriving.


Another alternative is to stay all afternoon, and hang out until closing time, as this is when a lot of tour groups will have left already.

Cachueta spa crowds

We suggest getting there early to beat the crowds.

How to Pack for a Day at Cacheuta Spa

Here is a list of the things you should bring on your visit to Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza.

  • Bathing Suit 
  • Flip Flops (we personally always get Havaiana flip flops, as they are comfy and long lasting)
  • Bag/ Backpack that zips (check out our list of favorite backpacks for travelers!)
  • Action Camera (we use the Insta 360 X3 because it's small & waterproof)
  • Sunscreen (especially in summer)
  • Hair Tie if you have long hair
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap to shower with
  • Lotion/ Vaseline for after showering
  • Chapstick
  • 1 Towel to shower with
  • 1 Towel/Robe for the pools
  • Reusable Water Bottle (we use this water bottle from Cafago because it holds the temperature)
  • Power Bank (we use Anker power banks as they are super long lasting and durable)
  • Cash 
  • Food to barbecue
  • Cooler

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Is Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza Worth it?

We really enjoyed Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza, and think it's certainly worth going and spending some time in the early morning before it gets overly crowded.


It's a fun place to spend the day, especially if you are with a big group. It's also a great place to combine with Potrerillos, and some of the fun activities on the Mendoza River such as rafting or zip lining.

Cacheuta Springs in Mendoza, Argentina

Cacheuta has a lot to offer, but is much better when it's not crowded!

How Long Do You Need at Cacheuta Spa?

We spent 3 hours at Cacheuta Spa, and found that we definitely wish we had spent a bit more time. We think the perfect amount of time to spend is a half day, or you can easily spend a full day if you want a relaxing day with a group of family or friends.


Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza
Cacheuta Spa in Mendoza