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Las Piscinas de la Virgen

Banos, Ecuador
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Ranked #16 of 29 Activities in Banos
Type: Spas, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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164 helpful votes 164 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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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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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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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went with a taxi from the city centre, very much against closing time but due to enough knowledge of friendly "Castellano" words we had a warm welcome and were allowed in for another 45minutes. Most people were leaving already but we could stay in the hottest bath until we decided we had enough. No tourists were there at that... More

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Top Contributor
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35 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We went to the baths on a friday evening, and it was VERY crowded. The changing rooms were all wet so it is difficult to keep your clothes dry. They demand all women to used caps. Some reviewers say the water is dirty, but it is not - the natural minerals make the water this colour, it is all natural... More

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