Weary travelers will love soaking in the steaming waters of Beitou Hot Springs. Deep in the heart of lush green forests and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, these thermal spas offers the perfect opportunity to wash away the stresses of mass transit and the chaos of busy Taipei streets.
Five pools of various temperatures—from crazy hot to lukewarm and even cold—mean there’s an ideal dip for every visitor to Beitou. Unlike other natural spas that sometimes require travelers to soak in the buff, Beitou invites guests to settle into its waters wearing bathing suits.
The Beitou Hot Springs are located on Wenquan Street, off the Zhoumei Expressway, just south of the juncture of Section 2, Dadu Road and Section 7 Chengde Road. It is accessible via rented car or local train. Public access to the springs costs about $2, and private access is available for about $20 at nearby hotels. Lockers are available to stow smaller items, as well as showers for rinsing off post-spa.