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Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

3451 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Tel: 505 982 9304's insider take:

About a ten-minute drive from Santa Fe's Plaza, this day spa in a fantastic mountain location feels like a world away. There are the usual body wraps and specialized massages, but the primary emphasis is on public and private hot baths, where guests bob around in the hot, bubbly mineral water, pop into the attached saunas, and kick back in the sun. There's a clothing-optional communal tub and a women-only tub, but we recommend renting a private hot bath such as Waterfall: Enclosed by a wood fence, with partial views of the mountain, it has its own sauna and small waterfall. Genuine New Mexican pricing is in effect, too: Private baths run from $30 per person for an hour. If you can't get enough of the serene environment or views, you can also stay in the ryokan-style rooms.

Open March through October Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:30 am to 10:30 pm; Tuesdays 2:30 to 10:30 pm, and Fridays through Sundays 9:30 am to 10:30 pm. November through February Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am to 9:30 pm, Tuesdays 3:45 to 9:30 pm, Thursdays 10 am to 9:30 pm, and Fridays through Sundays 9 am to 10:30 pm.

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