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Fuentes Georginas: How to Visit Some Incredible Hot Springs in Guatemala

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After experiencing an incredible hot spring waterfall in El Salvador, and various hot springs in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we knew that we had to look for some hot springs in Guatemala as well.


After speaking with some locals, we finally found out about Fuentes Georginas, some amazing hot springs just outside the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela.


This guide is going to share everything you need to know for visiting, and to insipire you to visit new places off the beaten path!

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Where are Fuentes Georginas Located?

Fuentes Georginas are located right outside of Zunil, which is a small city that is just 10 km south east of Quetzaltenango (also known as Xela by local).


Quetzaltenango is the second largest city in Guatemala, and is located in the Western highlands of the country.


How to Get to the Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs in Guatemala

The easiest way to get to Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs in Guatemala is by renting a car in Quetzaltenango and driving.


The drive is 18 km from the center of Quetzaltenango, and takes anywhere from 40-60 minutes depending on traffic.

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How to Get to Fuentes Georginas with Public Transportation

If you don't have a car, you can get to these amazing hot springs in Guatemala by taking a bus to Zunil from the bus stop in front of the Domino's (there may be other stops, but this is the one we're sure of). 


Once you're in Zunil you'll have to hire a taxi or tuk tuk to get to Fuentes Georginas. The ride is 20-25 minutes, and the average charge is 50-60 Quetzales.

Zunil, how to get to fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

Zunil is the closest town to Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs in Guatemala.

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Timetable & Price for Visiting the Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs in Guatemala

Fuentes de Georgina are open daily to the public from 8 AM to 5 PM, and are open 24/7 for guests that are staying there.


The front pool has deep cleaning once a week, and when this happens that pool closes around 4:00 instead of 5:00.


Tickets are 60 Quetzales for foreigners, 40 Quetzales for local adults, and 25 Quetzales for children. Parking is 25 Quetzales, and everything must be paid in cash.


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Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala travel guide
Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala travel guide
Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala travel guide

Amenities at Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs, Guatemala

Now that you know where Fuentes Georginas are located and how to get there, here are some of the amenities you can expect at these awesome hot springs in Guatemala.


Parking

There is a paved parking lot right after the entrance, and is costs 25 Quetzales.


Bathrooms

There are 3 sets of bathrooms on site. One is located next to the first pools of the complex, one is located right next to the parking lot, and the final one is located right next to the set of back pools in the complex.

bathrooms Fuentes Georginas

Showers/ Changing Rooms

There are showers located at the first pool of Fuentes de Georgina. There is one for men and one for women, with a toilet, changing area, and a lock if you want privacy.


There is also a changing room at the back of the complex, next to the lockers and the back pool.

showers at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

Lockers

Wondering where to keep your belongings? Well, there is a rack for shoes that is open for free of use, and there are also lockers on site that are 15 Quetzales for the day.

shoe rack Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
lockers at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

Towels

If you forgot to bring a towel, or want an extra towel for showering, you can rent one for 15 Quetzales.


Food & Drink

Fuentes de Georgina has a restaurant on site that is open from 8 am to 5 pm to the public, and until 6 pm for the guests staying there.

restaurant at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

There is another large restaurant being built which will be overlooking the biggest pool, as well as a small bar located at the main complex between the first set of pools and the back set of pools.


The bar/ snack stand was open when we entered, but was closed by the time we started heading back to the car a few minutes before 5:00.

bar at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

You actually can also bring your own food and drinks to Fuentes Georginas, and there are different areas with tables you can sit and enjoy your meal. You'll find that many families rent the grills though, making this a full day event, which is 15 Quetzales per day.


seating at  at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
seating at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
seating at  at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
grillsg at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

There are a lot of different options for food and drinks at Fuentes Georginas.


Souvenirs

Right across from the bar when you walk in is a small shop with swimming essentials and local souvenirs. It was also open still around 4:00, but definitely closed before 5:00.

souvenir shop at Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

Wifi

There is no Wifi on the premises of Fuentes Georginas. Despite its remote location though, we did get a bit of cell signal.

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Visiting the Fuentes de Georgina Hot Springs in Guatemala

Now that you know the basic info for Fuentes de Georgina, we're here to share our experience there.


As soon as you arrive at Fuentes de Georgina, you'll be greeted by someone at the entrance charging the admission. The first set of pools are located on the left, and the parking lot is located right after them.


fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala


On the other side of the lot is the entrance to the main complex, where you'll find bathrooms in front, and some of the bungalows to the right down the stairs. Take the walkway on the left side, and you'll find a bar, souvenir shop, and the restaurant on site.

front of fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

You'll take the pathway down just a couple of minutes, passing some more bungalows and grills on the right.


walkway to fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
walkway to fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala


You'll then be greets with two small pools in front, the largest main pool on the left, and a restaurant inconstruction on the left (hopefully it will actually be open by the time you visit!

fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

Behind the pools are more changing rooms, bathrooms, and lockers.

The pools are steamy and perfectly warm surrounded by greenery, making for the perfectly relaxing stay. Head to the back wall of the biggest pool, and you'll actually have very hot water streaming down the rocks, and slowly gushing out from the bottom.


fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala


You'll also find a bridge crossing the river and some paths and viewpoints on the other side of the pools, which are great for taking some beautiful photos.


fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala

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Rules & Tips for Visiting Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

Now that you know all about our favorite hot springs in in Guatemala, we're going to share some of the rules for visiting, and some tips for a great stay.

  • You must shower before entering the hot springs.
  • Bathing suits are required, and the only thing that can be worn in the baths.
  • No eating, drinking, or smoking inside the pools.
  • It's not recommended to enter the pools is you have epilepsy, or if you have aprticularly high or low blood pressure.
  • Kids must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
  • Bring cash, as credit card is not accepted.
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Other Things to Know for Visiting Fuentes de Georgina & the Other Hot Springs in Guatemala

You know almost everything you need for the perfect stay at Fuentes de Georgina! But don't go just yet- we have a few more details to share with you.


Weather in Xela, Guatemala

As Xela is located in the highlands, the weather is pretty crazy there.


It is much cooler and wetter than other Central American destinations, and it can get very foggy and misty, giving it this eerie vibe.


One minute it will be super sunny, the next you won't be able to see from all the fog, and then it can suddenly clear up.


This is exactly what happened to us at Fuentes de Georgina, so no matter how the weather looks, we definitely suggest you go check it out! We honestly loved the gloomy, misty atmosphere around these hot springs in Guatemala, and felt it really added to the vibe of the place.


when to visit Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala
when to visit Fuentes Georginas hot springs in Guatemala