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Beutiful cascada in the Banos

What could possibly be better than a beautiful waterfall right in the city with thermal hot spring... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill M
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Yuma, Arizona
Viewpoint of the Virgin, Baños, Ecuador

This magical place is located in Baños, Ecuador. It is located just 20 minutes from the city... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Antony C
,
Ibarra, Ecuador
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Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What could possibly be better than a beautiful waterfall right in the city with thermal hot spring pools next door to soak in? A must do when traveling to Banos de Agua Santa.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This magical place is located in Baños, Ecuador. It is located just 20 minutes from the city, there are many people around the world who come to this beautiful city, to know, walk, entertain with its tourist attractions. To get to this paradise it is...More

Thank Antony C
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ended up here because my travel companions vetoed the pools at the Luna Runtun ($20/pp). We went in the early afternoon and the cost was $2/pp. We brought swim caps and towels from our hotel so no extra charges. All signs were in Spanish and...More

1  Thank BearsBeets17
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited the older pools which you arrive at by walking past the big new area. The new pools are not mineral water but are cleaner. They are also more expensive ($6) and the old ones are about ($3). Be prepared that the change rooms...More

1  Thank Krista L
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

As hot springs go, this is just fine. It had a cold pool (which we didn't go in), a very crowded hot pool, a hotter pool (closed), and a crazy hot pool. The atmosphere was so interesting and the other bathers we very chatty. It...More

Thank barticus_x
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Before taking our entrance fee, the woman looked us over and what I understood her to say is there is only very hot and very cold water. Not sure if this is the case all the time since we only went once but on this...More

1  Thank Leyla S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were glad we went because it was interesting. We enjoyed watching everyone. The hot pool was filled with a big mix of foreigners and a few locals. The extremely hot pool was all locals. I could not even keep one foot in there! Save...More

1  Thank Jennie383
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

nice! very big. also, i really like that you dont have to pay anything to see this. i know its right in town, but i thought someone would be charging for you to go at the bottom to have a picture, but they dont. its...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the baths on a Monday evening at around 7pm. Had such a lovely time. The baths are fab. It costs $2 during the day or $3 after 6pm. Swimming caps are necessary, you can purchase at any shop going up the street towards the...More

Thank Christina P
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This waterfall is in the heart of the city next to the thermal baths. We visited the Monday of carnival so it was very crowded. There is a very nice hotel across the street with a spa and cafe - Hotel Sangay.

1  Thank AshleeTC
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Response from Canadien56 | Reviewed this property |
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotels in the centre of town. Banos isn't very big and there are plenty of people in the streets, so I think it's safe. Several hotels (and even some hostels) have... More
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