8 Must-Visit Hot Springs in the Philippines When The Weather’s Cool and Gloomy

Stay warm!
by | October 03, 2022

The rainy season’s upon us, so maybe it’s time to take a break from your icy-cold swimming pools or water playgrounds. Apart from being relaxing, it’s good for you, too. Research has shown that hot springs have healthy benefits for your body like detoxing your skin and relieving pain, to name a few. Here are hot spring destinations around the country to swing by when you need some warmth.


Baslay Hot Spring (Dauin, Dumaguete)

Dauin may be known as one of Dumaguete’s prime diving spots, but it has more hidden gems yet to be discovered, like the Baslay Hot Spring. Perfect for your out-of-town adventure, sunny weather, lush trees, and shrubs veil your surroundings. Walk further to find a pristine waterfall nearby. There are four hot pools waiting for guests to take a relaxing dip while enjoying the zen ambiance. 

Durano Ecofarm and Spring Resort (Carmen, Cebu)


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This spring eco-resort has eight natural flowing pools to cool you down after a week-long grind. They have varying depths, with two pools dedicated for kids. Once you’re all freshened up, it’s nice to go for a quiet stroll where you can see a variety of trees and blooms adorning this nature hideaway. Durano Ecofarm and Spring Resort are tucked away in the mountains, so expect a muddy trail ahead. 


Mambukal Hot Spring Resort (Bacolod, Negros Occidental)


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Spanning more than 20 hectares, Mambukal Hot Spring Resort is what you need to recharge your mind and body. There are three sulfur pools to choose from that are naturally heated by Mount Kanla-on, an active stratovolcano. It takes quite a while to get used to the strong sulfur smell, but trust the relaxation you’ll feel once you take a dip is all worth it. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of bats flying around. 


Mateo Hot and Cold Spring Resort (Irosin, Sorsogon)

If you ever find yourself in Irosin, end your trip on a restful note by swinging by Mateo Hot and Cold Spring Resort. Located near Mount Bulusan, they have one warm pool, two cold pools, and a jacuzzi ⁠to soothe your tired muscles. Guests can also rent cottages, cabanas, and tables, ranging from P250 to P1,100. The best part? You’re welcome to stay for the night if you want!



Esoy Hot Spring (Catmon, Cebu)

Esoy Hot Spring is a nature haven that lets you have some alone time without distractions. The hot spring waters come from Mount Tabayag, which is said to have natural healing properties for skin irritations like rashes. Ka-Tinggo Waterfall, beautiful stalagmites, and stalactites also plead for a visit. This natural spring resort follows a “no booking, no entry” policy, so reserve a slot before going here. 


Mainit Hot Springs (Tayabas, Quezon)

Although the pools of Mainit Hot Springs are man-made, they can still give the invigorating warmth your body needs. It’s said the pools’ heat comes from a fault line linked to Negros Oriental and volcanic rocks in the Monteza River. The place is very family-friendly, with giant slides and pools where kids can have fun. 


Puning Hot Spring (Angeles, Pampanga)

The warm and delicate waters of Puning Hot Spring come from Mount Pinatubo. There are 13 hot spring pools here, ranging from 40 degrees to 70 degrees celsius in temperature. Choose which pool suits your relaxation needs, and you’re all set to spend the day in peace. Still need some extra pampering? Try out the volcanic sand spa and mud pack!  


Manleluag Spring National Park (Mangatarem, Pangasinan)

Managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the vibe of Manleluag Spring National Park exudes peacefulness in every corner. Aside from the relaxing thermal pools, there’s also a mini forest where you can sit down and admire the lush greenery surrounding you. 


What’s your favorite hot spring destination? Let us know in the comments!


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