Balneario Municipal de Tonatico - Hot Springs in Mexico


It is a kind of devastating experience to see so many people soaking in a pool fed by the rich brownish water.

What drives Mexican people to dip in hot springs eagerly?

Taxco: Mexico's silver capital

You can take a day trip to Taxco, from Terminal del Sur at Metro Tasqueña.

The tourist site is considered relatively safe in the State of Guerrero, where increase the security concerns.

atasco en Taxco

pegatina1 – atasco en Taxco (2014)
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The city once prospered with silver mines looks like Andalucia in Spain, full of white-walled buildings.

Classical Taxies are uniformed with classic VW Beetle, running on the cobbled streets.

Balneario Municipal de Tonatico

Tonatico is a municipality between Taxco and Ixtapan de la Sal.

Crowded pool

Tonatico is a municipality between Taxco and Ixtapan de la Sal.


There is a water park utilizing mineral springs water.

The building is located next to Hotel Balneario Tonatico.


The box office is at the edge of the street map.

80 Mexican pesos are required for the entrance fees.

Pay Counter

There is the swimming pool in the front and the shallow pool for children in the back.

Tepid Pool 1

The brownish water is around 90 degrees F.

Tepid Pool 2

The pools are surrounded by buildings with changing rooms.

Tepid Pool 3

You will see a large over there.

Kiddie Pool

The pool for children is also fed by mineral springs water.


The water outlets of every pool are under the water surface, so that I could not see how much water was provided.

At least, I did not feel fresh about the water use.

Water Slides 2

Meanwhile, it was not chlorinated and had metallic smell derived from the natural source.

Water Slides 1

There were few people in the park, except for these pools partly covered with the roof.

That water was the hottest as the park was used, around 99 degrees F.

Hot Pool 1

I supposed that the temperature was proportional to the amount of mineral water provided.

The water had the brightest color, and the salty and bitter flavor.

At any rate, it was a devastating scene that many Mexican people liked to be in those pools.

Hot Pool 2
What is she putting on her face?

People were enjoying the mineral-rich water to soak, even though the park seemed to be designed mainly for children to play.


Balneario Municipal de Tonatico, Tonatico, México, Mexico

My rating

Type: Walk-in

Rule: Clothing required

Chlorination: Not detected

Water temp: Up to 99 degrees F

  • Writer

Hot Springer Ken

A hot spring enthusiast based in Japan. Toured over 300 North American hot springs while working in Texas from 2016 to 2022. For updates, visit X or Instagram!

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