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

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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37 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Calgary Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were very happy to visit las piscinas de la Virgen. We went twice, both times in the morning, during the week and on the weekend. We would definitely recommend during the week, less people. On the weekends, many families with children go, so we stayed exclusively in the hotter pool. The middle one was very crowded. I would not... More 

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The fact that it was a holiday weekend could have had something to do with the fact that where was such a crowd but I have also visited off times and there is always a hugh crowd. If you are really set on going either go first thing in morning 6 am or in the evening when they change the... More 

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Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Terrible experience! The place is small with just a few options and it was so crowded that was impossible to stay there! We asked for our money back! Do not waste your time to get inside... just go there to see the waterfall!

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