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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.
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| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Chiva which took us on the Route de las Cascadas, visiting several attractions/rides in the mountains surrounding Banos. The last stop was Pailon del Diablo and I only wish we could have spent more time there, as the waterfalls and river...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike into the waterfall is definitely not for the faint of heart, but when you get down there and are standing right under it, its a feeling like no other! Definitely would visit because it just has that Wow factor!

Thank scrawford80
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been here a few times in the past. I cannot get enough of this place. When you watch the force of the water coming down, you feel the strength of the earth, nature and all the elements that make us alive, water, earth...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours there and our grand children enjoyed it very much. Huge waterfall and lots of tourists

Thank Matthias T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a private guide recommended by Las Casa Verde to take us in a waterfall tour. The Pailin del Diablo was by far the best!! We walked all the way up and through a snug, small tunnel to get the highest view. Expect to...More

Thank rsjones65
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can bike here, walk here, take a quad here, or take a local bus here. Take a short walk to a breathtaking waterfall. The path is clean and well maintained. Bring waterproof stuff as you will get wet.

1  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking back to see this magnificent waterfall is worth it. There is a suspension bridge to cross, stairs to climb up and down, so it's recommended to be in decent shape to make it all the way to the bottom and back.

1  Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited Pailon de Diablo yesterday and it was well worth it! As you are walking into the park - which does have a nominal entrance fee (I think it was $2 for adults and $1 for kids) - you hit the beautiful Rio...More

1  Thank Travelling-Christine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired bikes in Banos and cycled the 18 km journey (Mostly downhill) to the Village of the waterfall. From there it is a hike of 1 .5 km to the site of the waterfall. To get really close to the Devil's Cauldron, and I...More

Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our trip highlights, great views. You can walk on a suspension bridge to get down by the waterfall or just stay at the top for good pictures.

Thank Hannah M
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8 March 2017|
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Response from hug0paul | Reviewed this property |
It's fresh water and it falls at a very high flow rate, I'd keeping my equipment at least 20 feet away and it's gotta be waterproof.
26 August 2016|
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Response from Nicole B | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is very possible you need around 4-5 hours. You get the truck back at the end which takes about 15mins. The bike ride was 2 hours and the walk an hour. If you want to stop and do the activities along the way it will... More
Debra R
11 June 2016|
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Response from slow_motion_traveler | Reviewed this property |
It is just a short distance hike down the steps to the lower level of the falls. From the entrance to the suspension bridge are fairly level, may be just a 10 minutes walk or less. The bridge is not handicap friendly but I... More