Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park

Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park Image source: Cebu Vid Library

Did you know that soaking in a hot spring bath gives you the same benefits you get from exercise? Yes, a hot bath can burn fats, improve your skin, and boost your blood circulation. The water in hot springs contain various minerals, including bicarbonate, calcium and sodium,  which assist in opening your peripheral blood vessels, address mild atherosclerosis and hypertension, as well as improve circulation to your extremities. It also contains some amount of chlorides, which is beneficial for central nervous system problems, arthritis and post-traumatic disorders. So, if you want to have your bath hot, check out these wonderful hot springs located just in the backyard of Cebu.

Some 50 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Cebu City is the protected park, which occupies an important watershed forest in the central Mantalongon mountain range. Cottages and pools have been developed for the hundreds of visitors who visit the park every year mainly for its natural hot springs. The park also features a life-size statue of Cebu’s patron saint Sr Sto. Nino, as well as other saints, making it a perfect place for spiritual reflection and meditation. Nature lovers and adventure seekers though will enjoy the park the most as it also features a hill trail that leads to a number of caves, including Cave Moymoy and Cave Lorett.



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