The Brazilian city of Caldas Novas is perhaps best known as the world's premier destination for a hydrothermal resort experience. Pools, spas and tubs throughout the city are fed (and naturally heated) by the region's natural hot spring system. At any given time there may be hundreds of thousands of vacationers from around the world enjoying a good soak! Caldas Novas is about more than just hot water, however; as it has become popular as a tourist destination, a rich scene of nightlife and fine dining has also sprung up.
The city has a large stock of hotel rooms, with a wide variety of prices and amenities. Though upscale spa experiences are one of the main reasons to go there, you don't have to be wealthy to enjoy the city. On many nights you can find a good budget hotel or vacation apartment for about $25-50 USD per night. Of course, there are many more upscale options available as well, including full-service resorts.
As the main attraction in Caldas Novas is the spas and pools, and many of these are indoors, the city sees pretty steady tourist traffic all year long. You may see something of an ebb when the weather is less favorable outdoors, however, during the wet period of October to April, when you can expect it to rain roughly half the time you're there during any given trip.
There is almost zero chance of rain from June to August, and this also coincides with school vacations throughout much of the world, so this is likely when you'll see the highest hotel prices.
Major events in the area include Carnival in February, the Caldas Country Show in November, and the Festa Junina celebrations in June.
There isn't really a bad location in Caldas Novas, and hotel options are thick throughout the city.
If you're planning on visiting the Corumba River, there are a few hotels and vacation apartments located right near the dam. These include the Hotel de Caldas and the Enseada Residence.
Caldas Novas is a bit isolated, and the nearest hotel options outside the city will be found in Rio Quente, which is roughly an hour's drive to the west.
If you want the nicest possible lodgings in the area, they're actually found at the full-service resorts over in the Rio Quente area. In Caldas Novas proper, the highest-end properties include the Best Western Suites Le Jardin, the Hotel CTC and the Thermas diRoma Hotel. These properties offer suites, all-inclusive dining at hotel restaurants, and pools and spas fed by the hot springs. Expect them to run in the range of $100 to $150 USD per night depending on traffic.
There are many budget options throughout Caldas Novas. You'll likely find the lowest prices at partially residential hotels and vacation apartments, which can be quite nice but still get down to as low as $20-25 USD per night. Pricing is quite competitive in Caldas Novas and many of the "budget" hotels which run under $50 per night will have rooms and amenities comparable with a three-star hotel in other parts of the world.
Amei esse lugar. É muito prazeroso curtir cada instante.