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Address: Banos, Ecuador

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Good place to relax and recover

I went to these thermal baths one early evening after a long day of hiking. There are three different pools with each having a different temperature. I stayed in the hottest pool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Anderson, South Carolina
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I went last night with a group of 9 friends, cost $3 in the evening, and $2 during the day, but I would definitely recommend the evening because in the daylight it looks just a wee bit grotty, whereas in the evening it's illuminated with the backdrop of the gorgeous waterfall. You have to rent a nineties style swimming cap... More 

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Mindo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Las Piscinas de la Virgen should not be missed if you are lucky enough to visit Banos. There are two pools. One very hot with a limit of 5 minutes, the other (larger) pool is just right for bathing for much longer periods. The pools are located near the huge waterfall that is visible throughout most of Banos. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is probably one of the best places to take a dip in a hot pool. Place has a three different pools, cold, mid-hot and very hot. Also cold showers are supplied, right directy from the waterfall. How to work here: entrance fee is 2USD, you will also need to rent a cap and pay a deposit (0,5oUSD per cap... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Located right in the middle of town, you can literally walk right up to the waterfall. It's grandness is breathtaking! If you want a view from further back, check it out on your way up to the Swing at the End of the World. You get a much better sense of how far it falls.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's probably not essential to visit thermal baths in Banos but you'll miss out if you don't. These baths were really dated to look at, and rumour has it they're not as natural as they make out...but it was really amusing watching all the gringos struggling to cope with the extreme heat and frozen pools. There were one or two... More 

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was like an April Fool's joke - when I picture Banos "The Baths" I pictured lounge chairs and drinks and a good book. The last thing I think is what I experienced here: 2 tiny wading pools filled to the brim with Manatee's in brightly coloured caps bouncing in their own filth. It was a shocking wake up call... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While I was there, one of the bigger pools was empty, which left the other pools very crowded. The mid-temperature pool was packed with families (and a lot of children). The hot/cold baths of the lower deck were a nice experience. Overall, the bath experience was pretty good. Both of the changing rooms I used reeked of urine. The price... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

if you go at night the extra hot/cold pools are the best! The upstairs part can be full of people (and kids), but if you go on a weeknight it's pretty good for the $3 price of admission

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went to these thermal baths one early evening after a long day of hiking. There are three different pools with each having a different temperature. I stayed in the hottest pool which was very soothing to my sore leg muscles ! This is a great option for a relaxing morning or afternoon.

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Cesena, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

a nice place if you wanna spend a couple hours in relax doing a hot bath with a stunning view of the waterfall just a few meters from you

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