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“it is an ok one time thing”

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 minutes. they clean all three pools every day at 4, so the muddy tinge to the water ois just how the water comes out of the spring. they also have an ingenious system of piping water in from the near by waterfall, which consists of gutters and pipes with holes in the top just braced out in the middle of the waterfall. this water is very clean and very cold, and it is quite an experience to go from the hot pool and drop directly into one of the cold ones or the cold shower.

make sure you bring 30 extra cents to buy a required shower cap, and dont bring any valuables, because while they DO have a lockup, it didnt look that secure.

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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 children... If you forget your swimming trunks, you could buy from the store around the corner or rent it from a shop inside ....

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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

..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 that the money you need to get in, etc. Water bottle for drinking was a dollar.

2  Thank bestestes
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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.

Thank arundevkr
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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 in a crate so that they secure. Between 4 pm and 6 pm it's closed for cleaning. I suggest to go at 7pm to avoid a queing and all the baths are full of water

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