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Las Piscinas de la Virgen

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Address: Banos, Ecuador
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Refreshing Bath Even if Crowded

I enjoyed soaking in the hot mineral baths and reliving my sore kayaking muscles. I arrived early in the morning but the baths were already crowded. One pool was warm while the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I enjoyed soaking in the hot mineral baths and reliving my sore kayaking muscles. I arrived early in the morning but the baths were already crowded. One pool was warm while the other was almost hot. The mineral water soothed my bug bites from a previous visit to the rain forest. The cost was very minimal.

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Langley, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a previous visitor mentioned: "Give your blue bin with all your belongings to a lady at the Admin window, she'll give you a bracelet with your locker number." Well, the lady I dealt with was a thief. She stole some cash out of my wallet, approx. $15. I complained to the manager and he and I signed an official... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

So Baños has that name for a reason, it's after the thermal "baths" in town. That being said Las Piscinas de la Virgen is a must-visit when in Baños. Entry fee is $2 day ($3 at night). It's a little bit confusing but you pay at the front, give your ticket to someone as you enter. To your right there... More 

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Winchester, England
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11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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108 helpful votes 108 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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