At Truth or Consequences, this is the place to enjoy the hot springs gushing straight out of the ground.
It warmed up differently from the hot springs piped from sources.
This one is also La Paloma
Along Austin Street, lined with numerous spa hotels, La Paloma Too stood mysteriously, as if sunk into the ground.
There are various theories, but the predecessor of Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs, founded in 1945, is said to be Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs.
It was acquired in 2014 by La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, the hotel next door.
ReferenceLa Paloma Hot Springs & Spa (Truth or Consequences) - 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. Historic ditch Walking through the historic district of Truth or Consequences, I found ...
That's how the name La Paloma "Too" came about.
La Paloma Hot Springs is famous for its private baths, and its annex, La Paloma Too, is based on the same concept.
As a hot spring enthusiast, I was happy to see two historical bathhouses in operation, but I wondered if it was an unnecessary concern that there was a bit of an oversupply in this small town.
The fee structure was essentially the same for both.
La Paloma Too had six indoor private pools and one outdoor private pool called The Pagoda.
Another outdoor pool called The Long House was available for private use, but was usually used as a communal bath.
Old-fashioned private baths
Indoor private baths lined both sides of a corridor through the building.
No two bathrooms have the same shape, and they come in all sizes.
The water temp varied from 100 to 111 degrees F, since the amount of water gushing out differed depending on the pools.
It was common that the thermal water from the bottom of the gravel-paved pools.
With not a single window, it was the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the geothermal water.
There are many places to soak in T or C, but somehow the warmth of the one gushing straight out of the ground is different from those.
Is it because of the heat generated from the ground?
While thermal water that is piped from the source warms the body from the surface, the hot springs gush straight out of the ground has the sensation of warming from the center of the body.
Hopefully, this difference will be duly appreciated and La Paloma's oversupply of bathrooms will be differentiated from the other hot springs in town.
Looking at La Paloma Too, with its old-fashioned atmosphere with hardly any signs of renovation, I was a little worried about its future.
I was thinking about this as I cooled off on the back patio after soaking.