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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the hike and enjoy the waterfall. It was a great experience and we took our time on the way down stopping at the overlooks.

Thank Heidi O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Devils Cauldron as part of the Rita de las cascades tour but would've loved more time there. Incredible.

Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A challenging hike if you go right to the top of the waterfall and through the low hanging rock tunnels but definitely worth the experience. Be prepared to get wet although in hot weather you dry off fairly quickly on the way back. There are...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family trip. Beautiful view. Beautiful waterfalls. Loved it. Great for the kids even tho it was a bit scary with the slippery roads, successfully a fantastic adventure that we will never forget as a Family.

Thank mgfuentes730
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice. The hike is well worth it and will make you feel good about yourself.

Thank jcdcllc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Chiva which took us on the Route de las Cascadas, visiting several attractions/rides in the mountains surrounding Banos. The last stop was Pailon del Diablo and I only wish we could have spent more time there, as the waterfalls and river...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike into the waterfall is definitely not for the faint of heart, but when you get down there and are standing right under it, its a feeling like no other! Definitely would visit because it just has that Wow factor!

Thank scrawford80
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times in the past. I cannot get enough of this place. When you watch the force of the water coming down, you feel the strength of the earth, nature and all the elements that make us alive, water, earth...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours there and our grand children enjoyed it very much. Huge waterfall and lots of tourists

Thank Matthias T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private guide recommended by Las Casa Verde to take us in a waterfall tour. The Pailin del Diablo was by far the best!! We walked all the way up and through a snug, small tunnel to get the highest view. Expect to...More

Thank rsjones65
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7 March 2017|
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Response from hug0paul | Reviewed this property |
It's fresh water and it falls at a very high flow rate, I'd keeping my equipment at least 20 feet away and it's gotta be waterproof.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Nicole B | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is very possible you need around 4-5 hours. You get the truck back at the end which takes about 15mins. The bike ride was 2 hours and the walk an hour. If you want to stop and do the activities along the way it will... More
Debra R
10 June 2016|
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Response from slow_motion_traveler | Reviewed this property |
It is just a short distance hike down the steps to the lower level of the falls. From the entrance to the suspension bridge are fairly level, may be just a 10 minutes walk or less. The bridge is not handicap friendly but I... More