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BAÑOS - ECUADOR
If you are a trekking fan, in Baños you will find countless minor trails over the surrounding mountains, of which we recommend those that skirt Tungurahua volcano, at 5,016 meters above sea level.
For mountain biking fans, there is a trail called Baños - Rio Verde, that is 17 km long and has been designed as South America's longest and most challenging. There are also a large variety of adventure sports in the area.
Baños is also known as the "Door to El Dorado" and offers a variety of attractions: you can relax in the thermal baths, visit the Basilica of the "Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa", visit the different waterfalls, go up Tungurahua volcano, sample the melcoches (sweets made from sugar cane molasses), and admire the variety of crafts made from balsa and tagua wood.
Baños, due to its central location in the country, its mild climate and its tourist attractions, is the ideal place to relax in a quiet atmosphere, as well as to go on excursions and trips to neighboring attractions.
Among the main Thermal Baths we can mention the following:
The Virgin's Pools
These are located in the eastern central part of Baños, below the Virgin's Waterfall.
Its thermal waters are of volcanic origin.
The "El Salado" pools
These are somewhat out of the city center (15 minutes on foot, or you can take the city bus to "El Salado"). The thermal waters here are of volcanic origin.
The Modernas Pools
These are near the Virgin's Pools, on Martinez Street. The waters are of volcanic origin.
The Agua de la Vida (Water of Life) Pools
There are several pools of warm water here.
The Santa Clara Pools
These are warm water pools that are at the end of Santa Clara Street. Most of the hotels have heated pools.
Among the most impressive and popular waterfalls we can mention:
The Virgin of the Holy Water Waterfall
It is in full view in the city of Baños.
The Ines Maria Waterfall (Pastaza River)
This lies about 1 km from the center of town, across the San Martin Bridge and near the Zoo, on the way to Lligua.
The Agoyan Waterfall
This is an impressive waterfall 5 km from Baños (Pastaza River), but due to the use of the river water to generate hydro-electric power, it sometimes goes dry. It can be visited by urban bus.
The Manto de la Novia (Bridal Veil) Waterfall
This is 12 km from Baños, before getting to Rio Verde. There is an impressive bridge over the river. You can get there by bicycle or bus.
The Rio Verde Waterfall, or Pailon del Diablo
This is located 20 km from Baños. Here the Rio Verde forms an impressive waterfall among the rocks.
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