Machu Picchu town (formerly Aguas Calientes)
Machu Picchu Town, formerly called Aguas Calientes, is for many a transit station to the Inca citadel, but to others, a place so bizarre and strange that ¡t is worth visiting in depth. It was constructed and grew at random far from the savage capitalism and its central point is the train station that joins the city of Cusco and Quillabamba; this town is a metastasis that tries to fit the requirements of its visitors. We would say, though, that the meter of land in this town is maybe the most expensive of Peru. Here the traveler will find all it needs (and what he doesn’t need also) for its visit to Machu Picchu -although at a very high price due to the cost of the transfer: hotels, restaurants pharmacies, medical center, tourist information, Banks, Internet boots, police station, the City Hall, and many business centers. In this place ¡re the recommended thermal baths located in the high side of the town, following the Ayar Brothers Boulevard, by where the Aguas Calientes River passes and gives the name to the town. They are opened during the whole day (from 5 am-8 pm), although it is better to visit them in the morning, which is when the water is cleaner.