Gogorron Balneario, San Luis Potosí Mexico
Centro Vacacionál Gogorron Is Unlike Any Other Hot Spring Resort In Mexico
Gogorron balneario hot springs are different than many balnearios or hot spring bathing places in Mexico. Most balnearios are somewhat primitive, attracting only a weekend crowd or those who come for the day and leave with the setting sun.
If you are troubled by arthritis, psoriasis, insomnia or any kind of muscle aches or pains, I can almost guarantee that a few days in Gogorron hot springs will at the very least make you feel a lot better. At the most, it may put your condition into remission. I attribute the healing properties of Gogorron with helping to cure my own arthritis and for putting my psoriasis into remission for a couple of months after each visit.
Gogorron aguas termales (thermal waters) hot springs resort is different. Gogorron does not use the word balneario in its name. The name is officially Centro Vacacionál Gogorron. It is truly a resort, catering to people who want to stay for 2, 3 or more days.
You can read about Gogorron and 40 other hot springs in Mexico in my book subtly displayed on this page. The story in my book is old, as I have been going to and soaking in, these hot springs for more than twenty years.
People will fruitlessly argue whether there are 576 or more than 1,000 hot springs in Mexico. Who cares? It's like arguing how many angels can sit on pin. Balnearios vary tremendously, from well-developed to primitive. Most Mexican hot springs are in the states of San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Michoácan and Aguascalientes.
While you would never confuse it with a froufrou spa, Gogorron is quite comfortable and first-class. You could confuse the "real" Gogorron with Gogorron Viejo, which is about a mile before it on the right side of the road. The "other" Gogorron is similarly-priced, has fewer amenities and the water did not seem as hot, but that is subjective, since I did not have my hot springs thermometer with me when we went there.
An easily accessible Mexico hot spring (balneario) from the Texas border is Gogorron Balneario, 45 minutes south of the city of San Luis Potosí. The mineral water at Gogorron is particularly good for psoriasis and arthritis. One friend even experienced relief from years of insomnia. Included in the price of the room at Gogorron (about $60-$80 double) are 3 buffet-style meals (there are more choices on weekends).
Ask me about the "Chicken King" in the nearby village of Villa de Reyes if you want something different. All Gogorron rooms include a tile soaking tub (called a tina Romano or Roman tub) in your room. The small room tubs are big enough for 2 people, and the big rooms in the front are big enough for as many as 6 people to soak without touching. That alone makes this a fantastic value.
For a fanciful, literary nonfiction account of the author hallucinating at Gogorron before it was so upscale, see this story from his Spas & Hot Springs book.Contact Mike