Termas de Río Hondo

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Termas de Río Hondo
Termas de Río Hondo town hall
Termas de Río Hondo town hall
Termas de Río Hondo is located in Argentina
Termas de Río Hondo
Termas de Río Hondo
Location of Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°29′S 64°52′W / 27.483°S 64.867°W / -27.483; -64.867Coordinates: 27°29′S 64°52′W / 27.483°S 64.867°W / -27.483; -64.867
Country Argentina
Province Santiago del Estero
DepartmentRío Hondo
265 m (869 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Total32,116
Time zoneUTC−03:00 (ART)
CPA base
Dialing code+54 3858

Termas de Río Hondo is a spa city in Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. It has 27,838 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is located on the banks of the Dulce River, 65 km north of the provincial capital Santiago del Estero, near the artificial Río Hondo Lake.

The hot springs (Spanish: termas, Quechua: yacu rupaj) of the area have a temperature of over 30 °C (86 °F), and have made the town a popular spa resort for Argentines, who enjoy the waters recommended against high blood pressure and rheumatism. Two public pools, La Olla and the Pileta Municipal, are near the town centre, along with many well-regarded hotels and restaurants.

New investments done in the last years were the new Las Termas Airport and Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, totally rebuilt to host MotoGP World Championship racing starting from April 2014. [1]

The town was on the route of the 2015 and 2016 Dakar Rally.


  1. ^ "2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Laguna Seca Dropped". Fox Sports. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.

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