The hot spring groups nearest to settlements are used for sanatorium purposes. So, 50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky there is a sanatorium-resort zone Paratunka. There are many resorts and recreation centers with thermal pools. People come here to swim in the hot outdoor pool, which is especially great in winter. In addition, in the villages Thermal and Paratunka, hot water from wells is used to heat buildings and greenhouses.