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The hot volcanic springs of Papallacta are located at the foot of the Antisana volcano, 90 minute drive from Quito over the paramo. There are a series of hot volcanic pools, in three main areas.

There is a public bathing area with a number of large and small pools. There is a private spa area, with an entrance fee of US$15 per person. This includes a hydrotherapy area which consists of five hot thermal pools and one cold pool. There are hydromassages using water jets and air bubbles. You can also book a spa treatment, which include medicinal Andean mud, pressure massages, aromatherapy, therapeutic massages, face and body treatments. The hotel Termas de Papallacta, has pools of hot volcanic springs outside every room. The surrounding area is beautiful, with mountain streams and forests, and good views.