Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 13. Esalen hot spring

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Location: California, USA

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Slates hot spring is believed to be a healing point since 6000 years ago. Later Slates bought this area and reneamed it to Slates hot springs

History of  Esalen hot springs

  1. Esslen people migrated to this region before 3500 BC may be because of the curing natre of the springs
  2. In the 1870s, Thomas Slate visited the Big Sur site to use the hot springs because he suffered from severe arthritis.
  3.  On September 9, 1882, he filed a land patent under the Homestead Act of 1862
  4. In 1910, the land was purchased by Henry Cloyd Murphy for starting a spa
  5.  Michael Murphy, and Dick Price in 1962  incorporated their business as a non-profit named Esalen Institute in 1963

Activities for tourists at Esalen

  1. Get a massage
  2. Go for a healing bath
  3. Take part in nigh bath in full moon

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Monterey regional airport . Iy has flights to domestic destinations such as:

  1. Phoenix
  2. Los Angeles
  3. San Francisco
  4. Dallas etc


The best time to visit Esalen hot springs are spring months of April and May

Season Average temperature
Winter ( November to February) 5°C to 17°C
Summer (August to October) 12°C to 20°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Monterey bay ( 79 kms away)
  2. McWay falls ( 5kms away)
  3. Julia Pfeiffer Burns national park ( 5kms away)
  4. Pinnacles National park ( 153 kms away)
  5. Pebble beach ( 80 kms away)

Some hotels in Esalen for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

Motel 6 Monterey

Economy Inn

Comfort Inn Monterey Bay

Pacific Best Inn Seaside CA Hotel

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 Photo courtesy:By John Wiley User:Jw4nvc – Santa Barbara, California – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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