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Address: Banos, Ecuador

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Nice fall

a lot of history with the this fall, It will be a short visit but you can get right under it. If you are in Banos you have to see this fall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dtox123
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Toronto
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a lot of history with the this fall, It will be a short visit but you can get right under it. If you are in Banos you have to see this fall

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Minnesota
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon first visit to these hot springs pools we were a bit unsure because they were so crowded and the water pretty cloudy. Oh my gosh, I am so glad we got over ourselves and gave it a try!! We put on our swimsuits, the required swim cap, slipped in and before we knew it were soaking in HEAVEN with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here two nights in a row during our stay in Banos (Thursday and Friday). Of course, Fridays and weekends are quite a bit busier than weeknights. If you go during the daytime, the price is $2, and night (the popular time) is $3 per person. They charge $.50 per person for a cap rental, which is required. I... More 

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United States
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I went for the afternoon mid-week and was surprised how uncrowded the place was. I rarely saw other tourists and felt welcomed by the locals in the pools. I enjoyed soaking in the warm pool while watching the beautiful waterfall. I also alternated soaking in the hot pool with taking cold showers next to that pool. I have been to... More 

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Thank GourmetHiker
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

English/Deutsch/Español Baños has a lot of thermal baths, but las piscinas de la Virgen are the oldest and most famous one. There are several different pools, I mostly used the downstairs area where there is a large pool with extremely hot water and a small one with very cold water. Entry during the day is $2 and at night (6... More 

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437 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Natural thermal springs in an exquisite natural backdrop make it a beautiful place but I go at night to avoid the throngs of tourists which truly is bothersome. When I go to hot springs I do not want to be sharing them with hundreds of people and you are if you go most of the year or all year round... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very crowed on the weekends but still worth going. You can buy or rent a cap which is a must. Went three times in 2 days :)

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Pacifica, California
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Out hotel was literally across the street from Termas de la Virgen so my wife and I were up early and at the baths by 7:00 a.m. The fee is only a dollar or two BUT you must wear a swimming cap (you can rent one for $.50). So we paid our fee, grabbed a plastic milk carton case, put... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Entrance fee is cheap 3 dollars so a good deal for the overall pool. It was a bit crowded, but I recommend switching from the coldest and hottest pools because they are the least crowded. I did watch them drain the pools and add sulfur mid-Sunday afternoon. Enjoy a mud facial or massage, but the facilities are a bit dated.

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portugal
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

There is a new spa/aqua park being built next door, walk around the corner for the very dated public spa. Cost us $3 entrance fee. Free boxes for clothes, collect from kiosk then take back they give you a number on a band ( don't lose it). We visited in the evening's after a long day doing fun stuff in... More 

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