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Local fun

Always very crowded. But the waterfall and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. Loved the cold... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marseille, France
Soothing and healing waters; excellent cultural experience

I almost did not go here, given what I read about large crowds, which I do no generally like, but... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Cuenca, Ecuador
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“hot springs” (32 reviews)
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Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always very crowded. But the waterfall and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. Loved the cold water swimming pool, because everybody is in the hottub/jacuzzi ´s. Funny experience.

Thank frankydelahaye
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I almost did not go here, given what I read about large crowds, which I do no generally like, but I am glad that I did. The overall experience was well worthwhile. The waters were terrific - I can't believe I did the extremely hot...More

Thank 1travlgal
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went on a Sunday, early in the morning as a local suggested, but it was still crowded. The waterfall (cascada) was beautiful, as was the surrounding mountain vista. But we would rather go in a water treated hottub/jacuzzi than in the dirty pools here....More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Oh my goodness!!! The water is something like 128 degrees F. Yes, you heard that right. I didn't know humans could stand water that hot but you can (barely). It takes quite a while to get your lower body accustomed to such heat but I...More

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is mostly a spot for the locals. There were many people visiting and mostly locals. Perhaps, it is weekend. To the right side is a gated area where they have the statue of the Virgin Mary and sacred water flowing coming from the falls...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a real gem. The mineral water baths sit right next to a steep mountain and a high waterfall. You can alternate between really hot water and an ice cold shower or tub. Many people swear that this has helped them recuperate from illness....More

Thank George K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

a lot of history with the this fall, It will be a short visit but you can get right under it. If you are in Banos you have to see this fall

Thank dtox123
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Upon first visit to these hot springs pools we were a bit unsure because they were so crowded and the water pretty cloudy. Oh my gosh, I am so glad we got over ourselves and gave it a try!! We put on our swimsuits, the...More

Thank rubygirl6
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We went here two nights in a row during our stay in Banos (Thursday and Friday). Of course, Fridays and weekends are quite a bit busier than weeknights. If you go during the daytime, the price is $2, and night (the popular time) is $3...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I went for the afternoon mid-week and was surprised how uncrowded the place was. I rarely saw other tourists and felt welcomed by the locals in the pools. I enjoyed soaking in the warm pool while watching the beautiful waterfall. I also alternated soaking in...More

Thank GourmetHiker
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23 January 2015|
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