Termas del Dayman, Uruguay
Located in northwest Uruguay near the border of Argentina, Termas del Dayman offers Royal Holiday members the chance to enjoy some of the finest thermal baths in the world. Located just outside Salto, the capital of Salto Department, the “Termas,” or hot springs, have been famous among tourists and locals for decades, drawing people from throughout South America and around the world. Today, Termas del Dayman serves as a world-class resort destination, and Royal Holiday members would do well to take a trip to Uruguay to sample the unique culture and enjoy a healthy soak.
The Royal Holiday affiliate in Termas del Dayman, Solanas Vacation Club, has the space necessary to accommodate any group, with affordable studio options for a romantic getaway to spacious presidential condominiums. The resort’s units come fully equipped with kitchenettes, full baths, and satellite TV, while the immaculately manicured grounds offer access to a playground and BBQ grill, swimming pools, and parking space. Naturally, the main attraction remains the famous hot springs, and Royal Holiday guests will have easy access to all the facilities.
While the Salto region includes numerous such “termas,” or hot springs, including Termas del Arapey, Salto Grande, Almiron, and Guaviyu, among others, Termas del Dayman, named for its proximity to the Dayman River, is the most famous and best loved. The hot springs receive their heat over 2,000 meters underground, with temperatures ranging between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and gain their unique properties through the blend of minerals that leech into the water, including fluoride, calcium, iodine, and magnesium. Hot springs have long been believed to have healing properties, and Termas del Dayman does not disappoint, with physical therapy and massage therapy services available throughout the resort region. Royal Holiday members will have no trouble finding somewhere to relax, between the communal springs and the private baths, while families will enjoy easy access to the kids’ pool.
Of course, those looking for more excitement may want to visit the AcuaMania Water Park, which provides easy dining and shopping options in addition to the myriad ways to enjoy some aquatic fun, from huge water slides like the Kamikaze and the Twister to relaxing waterfalls and a beach club. Royal Holiday members looking for a bit of urban flair in this otherwise pastoral region will instead choose a trip to the nearby city of Salto, where numerous attractions await. A charming city set at an important crossroads between Uruguay and Argentina, Salto has a reputation for class and sophistication, and Royal Holiday members can enjoy a stroll down the Calle Uruguay, perhaps to find a cafe serving mate, the famed local beverage. While the best shopping can be found in nearby Concordia in Argentina, visitors preferring to stay in Uruguay will find several attractions in and around Salto. The Museo del Hobre y la Tecnología, or Museum of Man and Technology, can be found in the former Central Market building and provides many fascinating exhibits, many of which relate to the main tourism draw in the area, the Salto Grande Dam. Finished in 1979 as a joint project between Uruguay and Argentina, this hydroelectric dam epitomizes human invention and ingenuity, and the daily tours through the plant and its environs makes for an excellent day trip.