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Las Piscinas de la Virgen

Banos, Ecuador
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Ranked #16 of 29 Activities in Banos
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Winchester, England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We felt it would be a shame to visit Baños and not experience this famous establishment so we visited on our first night there at about 7pm. The place was crowded. We tried the first bath but it was so hot we couldn't get more than a foot in there! There is another bath just up a few steps, but... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

$2 during the day, $3 at night, BUT it's not advertised until get there that you need to pay $.50 for a cap to wear. There is a free and secure area to leave your belongings. The waters are changed every day at 5 pm and it reopens at 6 pm. There was three pool temperatures: cold, warm, and hot.... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When we first saw the hot springs we were like, OK, this looks a bit different from what we're used to, but take it from 2 skeptical people. It's actually pretty good! There are 3 pools - cold, medium and oh my god I think my skin is going to peel off hot. It costs $3 to enter plus another... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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256 reviews 256 reviews
140 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved our visit here. The procedures were a bit confusing. The cost is $2 in the daytime and $3 at night. You must first buy at ticket at a window immediately up the first set of steps. You also must have a bathing cap which you can by or rent (or bring) . After purchasing your ticket you go... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

not the best experience, but definitly not the worst. Insanely crowded at all times of the night/day, but that is to be expected considering how close to town it is. the hot water is REALLY hot. but quite nice as long as you dont move around to much. the lukewarm seemed cold after being in the hot for a few... More

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

So, this seems like an average hot springs with one pool with extremely hot water (46 Celsius) from the volcanic mountain... I couldn't enter the very hot pool... the water does NOT smell of sulfur but the color is muddy and on a full moon night when I was there, it seemed that the entire showed up with all their... More

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Estes Park, Co
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

..I would arrive at opening time, then stake out a spot to soak and watch everyone dodge others feet as they shuffled around the crowded pool. The down stairs pool is hotter, 118 I hear! Shower caps are 30 cents, towels 5 dollars to buy, not avail for rent. Storage in a basket is free. Don't bring valuables along, other... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Must visit place in Banos and is located inside the city Natural hotspring with a beautiful view of a waterfall and mountains. entry fee is 2$ in the morning and 3$ in the evening and will always be crowded.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you are in Baños you have to go to a hotspring. This is probably the best. A beautiful view at the waterfall and serveral baths. From warm to really hot. In daytime it's $ 2 and in the evening $ 3 excluding a showercap, which costs 30 ct. There are changing rooms and you can give your personal items... More

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Banos, Ecuador
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I've been for the past 6 mornings, it can get really busy but its got amazing views of the waterfall and surrounding mountains. Its the highlight of the day for sure. If you need to be in a quieter place then hop in a taxi to 'el salado' hot springs..

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