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Indulge in a therapeutic dip at the Mount Batur hot springs

Discover the magic of hidden waterfalls in Bali

Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Mount Batur in Bali are natural hot springs waiting to be discovered! These hot springs will be a perfect way to unwind after a Mount Batur trek, or even after a day packed with sightseeing. Picture yourself in the warmth of the geothermal springs as you gaze out at the stunning volcanic landscape!

Mount Batur hot springs

Why take a dip in Mount Batur natural hot springs

  • Therapeutic benefits: The water is enriched with minerals such as sulfur, calcium, and magnesium, known for their skin-soothing and muscle-relaxing benefits.
  • Natural setting: Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Mount Batur, the hot springs provide a serene and picturesque environment for unwinding and rejuvenation.
  • Unique experience: Enjoy a unique and memorable experience that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and relaxation in one setting. Most hot springs around Mount Batur offer quite the view!
  • Escape from the ordinary: Whether it's a solo retreat or a bonding experience with friends and family, the hot springs offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

How did the Mount Batur natural hot springs come about?

  1. Volcanic formation: Mount Batur is an active volcano located in Bali, Indonesia. The area is characterized by geothermal activity, where underground magma heats water reservoirs deep within the Earth's crust.
  2. Geothermal heating: As magma rises towards the surface, it heats groundwater, creating pockets of hot water springs. This process, known as geothermal heating, occurs over thousands of years and is a natural phenomenon in volcanic areas.
  3. Mineral enrichment: The water in Mount Batur's hot springs is enriched with minerals such as sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals dissolve from the surrounding volcanic rocks, giving the water its therapeutic properties.
  4. Emergence to the surface: Over time, the pressurized hot water finds pathways to the surface, where it emerges as hot springs. These springs can vary in temperature and mineral composition depending on their depth and proximity to the volcanic activity.
  5. Natural retreats: The hot springs at Mount Batur have long been recognized for their soothing and healing properties. They attract visitors seeking relaxation, wellness, and a connection to nature's geothermal wonders.

Before you go to Mount Batur’s natural hot springs

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Best time to visit
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Mount Batur hot springs

Typically, the hot springs are open to the public at about 7 am and close by 7 pm. While this has been the general norm, check before you go depending on which of the hot springs in Kintamani you’re visiting.

Mount Batur hot springs

Right after your trek! A true decompression. The springs are open year round, but needless to say that the winter months (December and January) after a trek would be making the most of it. That said, generally between 9 am and 10 am, it can get a little crowded, so earlier than that or post 11 am would be ideal if you want to experience some quiet.

Mount Batur hot springs
  • Most hot springs come with changing rooms, but they’re not always separated by gender (depending on where you’re going)
  • Accessibility would depend on the hot springs you visit, so make sure to check before you go
  • Parking is generally available at all the hot springs
  • Most hot spring complexes offer food as well
Mount Batur hot springs

Carry an extra pair of clothes, lots of sunscreen and a towel! Flip flops would be a bonus, so you can navigate the wet paths around the pools.




What are the temperature ranges of the hot springs at Mount Batur?

The temperature of the hot springs can vary, typically ranging from around 38°C to 45°C (100°F to 113°F) depending on the specific pool.

Are there separate areas for men and women to enjoy the hot springs?

Most hot springs at Mount Batur are co-ed, with no separate areas for men and women. If you’re particular, we recommend you call ahead and check!

Can children take a dip in the hot springs?

Children can safely enjoy the hot springs under adult supervision. However, it's advisable to check with the staff regarding any age restrictions or safety guidelines.

Are there any health precautions or restrictions for pregnant women or individuals with certain medical conditions?

Pregnant women and individuals with certain medical conditions, such as cardiovascular issues or high blood pressure, should consult their healthcare provider before soaking in hot springs.

Is there a recommended duration for soaking in the hot springs to experience the therapeutic benefits?

The recommended duration for soaking in hot springs can vary, but around 15 to 30 minutes is a common timeframe to experience the therapeutic benefits.

What should I bring with me for a visit to the Mount Batur hot springs?

Bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen, water, and any personal toiletries. It's also recommended to bring a change of clothes and sandals for after your soak.

Is there an entrance fee to access the Mount Batur hot springs?

Yes, there is usually an entrance fee to access the hot springs, which may vary depending on the facility and amenities provided.

Is there a recommended duration for soaking in the hot springs to experience the therapeutic benefits?

The recommended duration for soaking in hot springs can vary, but around 15 to 30 minutes is a common timeframe to experience the therapeutic benefits.

Can I combine a visit to the hot springs with other activities, such as hiking or sightseeing?

Yes, Mount Batur offers various activities such as trekking to the volcano summit, exploring nearby temples, or enjoying scenic viewpoints, which can be combined with a visit to the hot springs