New Mexico

La Paloma Too (Truth or Consequences) - Hot Springs in New Mexico


Finding a hot spring straight out of the ground is not so easy.

Normally, only a tub can be made right above the source of the spring.

However, at Truth or Consequences, one of the most famous spa towns in the southwest of the U.S., there are many hot pools fed by thermal water straight out of the ground.

Gravel bottom

The bathhouse I will be visiting is a facility specializing in walk-in that had been operating under different management, Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs, until 2014.

Bath House 01

The facility's name La Paloma Too suggests it is under the same management as La Paloma Hot Springs, which is right next door.

Reference:La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa - Hot Springs in New Mexico

Not even plumbing is needed to drain the thermal water that naturally gushes from the bottom of the pools A hole in the wall does the job.


It is often seen for hot springs straight out of the ground to have the building at a lower level than the streets.

Ditch 01

This ditch has the historical value.
So what?

The rate is $7.00 for a half-hour and $12.00 for an hour.

Paying Counter

You will be asked which private pool you would like to choose.

All seven bathrooms have an indoor tub with mineral water straight out of the ground.

Today's Temperature

A whiteboard shows today’s Water temp, which is hotter than a Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, between 100 and 111 degrees F.

Due to the slight difference in the size of tubs, the temperature varies.


This is one of the largest tubs; 36 inches deep.

Large Tub

All the bathrooms look historic and rustic.

Soaking 01

This is a middle-sized tub; 33 inches deep.

Middle Tub

This is one of the smallest tubs; 29 inches deep.

Small Tub 1

A smaller tub tends to have hotter water, but sometimes it is not true because of the different amounts of water gushing.

Small Tub 2

After soaking, cool down your body on the patio.


You cannot leave Truth or Consequences for experiencing the sacred water straight out of the ground.

The overwhelming geothermal heat like Tsunami is just awesome.


La Paloma Too, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S.


  • Type
  • Rule
    Private pool
  • Chlorination
    Not detected
  • Water temp
    Up to 111 degrees F

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