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Address: Banos, Ecuador

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Right in town, and free

It's not the most spectacular waterfall around Banos, but it's right in town, an easy and safe walk from anywhere in the town, and you can view it without having to pay even a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mpre53
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Bourne, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No point beating around the bush, this place is horrible. It's the worst hot springs I've been to by quite a significant margin. The changing rooms were filthy, you have to pay to wear a swimming cap, it was so overcrowded that you could barely move in the pools. Worst of all was the pools themselves, there were a couple... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the day after a public holiday so maybe this is why it was crowded, but you literally couldn't move in the pools due to the number of people - you were physically touching other people all the time. It was noisy, ugly and dirty plus the pools were either too hot or too cold with no nice hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hot baths, but the area is worn out. The changing rooms are extremely dirty and discusting with no ligting or showering facilities. Toilets are the same, and no toilet paper available. Bring an old swimming suit, cause the minerals in the water will discolour it, and be prepared to be forced to ware a swimcap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very close, you can say it very clearly from the center of baños and by just walking towards it you will get there. Its free and pretty and there is some activity around that area

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the most spectacular waterfall around Banos, but it's right in town, an easy and safe walk from anywhere in the town, and you can view it without having to pay even a small admittance fee. If the sunlight catches it just right, you can see a rainbow.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were three pools when we went there. 1 was too cold the other too hot. Therefore you were left with only one choice. Is it worth it? If there is a place with more pools that are enjoyable it might be a much better option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

$3 to go at night (which I'd recommend). You need a swim cap, which they will loan you for a $1. Lockers and changing rooms are free. The hot pool is pretty damn hot. Took me a minute to slip in there. Then there are cold pools. Don't be a chicken, go from hot to cold. It's a shock but... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited the thermal pools in the middle of the week in the evening and it was so crowded. You can see the waterfall really close near the pools. The entrance at the evening costs 3$ and in the morning 2$. Also you need a hair net, you can rent it for 0.50$. We didn't like the atmosphere, very loud,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Hot Springs in Banos is definitely the best natural Spa i ever been in Ecuador. We recommend to go early in the morning on weekdays than weekends is so crowded. A great experince close to the waterfall in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I decided to go to the Hot springs after a long hike on the mountains. The water has lots of minerals which is perfect for a natural treatment!

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