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Address: Banos, Ecuador

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Swim with the locals

This is a public thermal pool where all the locals swim. I'm also guessing that the price is way less than the boutique spa pools elsewhere in town. It was crowded the day we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a public thermal pool where all the locals swim. I'm also guessing that the price is way less than the boutique spa pools elsewhere in town. It was crowded the day we were there, but it didn't detract from the experience. I dipped my toe in the hot pool, but it was scolding! I can't imagine how anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cool place to visit. But better very early in the morning (they are opened from 6 or 7). During the week-end toooo many people but still - the water makes you feel like another person. Very refreshing and healthy. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The upper level is best -- hot and warm pools fed by underground springs, and cold showers fed by the waterfall. Wonderful location at the base of the mountain and the Cascade de la Virgen. Go soon -- rumour has it that this will be demolished and a large modern complex will take its place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The view on the waterfall is beautiful! We went at 6.30pm on sunday and it was a bad idea. A lots of people, the pools are full and not very clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went on a Friday evening (they are closed from 4-6 pm) at around 6:30 - the place was more than packed. We paid 3 Dollars each and spent only 3 minutes on the premises. We did not bother to try to get our money back.. Both hot pools on both floors were literally overflowing with people. There is hardly... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went to the piscinas on a rainy afternoon and found it very relaxing. That said this is NOT a spa. They have basic changing facilities and it was popular with both locals and tourist. You need to bring your own towel but they have an area for storage for your bags (for free). The waters left our skin feeling... More 

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Ambato, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Waters are very different. But the service is below average. The best time to go is early morning. Like from 7 to 9. After that you will encounter huge crowds!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The kids and i enjoyed going from the hot bath to the cold one. We went mostly at night when it was full of people, but if you don't mind some crowd, it can be a place to go to feel relaxed after.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a nice place for a visit and since these hot springs kinda give its name to Banos you should totally try it. However, try to go when it is a bit less crowded or it can be a bit too much if you don't enjoy having other 50 people around you :)... besides that, it is a really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

These were not the cleanest and nicest hot springs that we went to in Ecuador; however, they had a great variety of temperatures and the view of the waterfall is amazing. We loved it there and went several times during our stay in Banos.

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Address: Banos, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos

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