This is my second trip to the Dayman termas but there are others in this province. About 80 km from Salto are the Termas of Arapey with five star hotels, water parks, restaurants, shopping, The Dayman termas are only a short bus ride out of Salto and the facilities here are not pretentious, These mineral baths bring tourists and money into the town throughout the year.
Leaving the termas and strolling the village, I think about vacation rentals, consider how it would be to own a place here to rent for income. I have seen people around the world doing this on small to large scales and making it work.
Near the back of the village I find a property that might work for me and make me money. This complex, as described by its large billboard in front, has the latest nuances and features its own hot pools, wi-fi, laundry room, patios and balconies, and security. It is not too large, but at 45 units there will be monthly fees and management costs.
Thinking further, I conclude there has to be more than fishing for dorado’s and hot soaks to entice me to come back to Salto and a vacation rental somewhere else would probably bring me a better return on investment and be more appealing to more paying guests.
I keep my eyes open this afternoon instead for a good place to have lunch.
Hot soaks make me want to take a nap, but money thinking always makes me hungry.
Real estate can be a good place to invest, especially with banks paying next to nothing interest, but, right now, I haven’t even decided on a place to live.
Right now, renting versus owning, and where, is an argument more compelling than hot soaks in Uruguay.