Development of the Puritama hot springs project began in 2000, after Explora acquired it, with the Chilean architect German del Sol (also responsible for Explora in Torres del Paine and the geometrical hot springs) designing this poetic winding walkway alongside the river to provide access to the hot pools. The design exalts the surrounding nature and merges with the flow of the water in this desert canyon, which also mirrors the direction of the agricultural terraces, the spectators of this bathing ritual.