What to do in Banos Ecuador

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What to do in Banos Ecuador

What to do in Banos Ecuador

  • By Hostal Santa Cruz Backpacker´s | Baños de Agua Santa
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  • June 30, 2019

99% of the income in Baños de Agua Santa is Tourism, since it is one of the most tourist cities after the Galapagos Islands.

It is impossible to come to Ecuador and not have in your travel itinerary, visit this beautiful valley with waterfalls, hot springs and the best next to the Tungurahua volcano.

The best of Baños, which lends itself to any kind of mood, if you want to live moments of relaxation or if you want adrenaline with some extreme sport.

Then we tell you about activities you can do in the little piece of heaven Baños de Agua Santa.

The Tree House in Baños de Agua Santa

It is advisable to go when the sky is clear, since you will have the opportunity to see the Tungurahua Volcano. With a swing that is becoming very typical among travelers.

To get there, it is easier to do it by bus or taxi.

Tour to the Waterfalls

The tour can be done in chivas, bicycles or Go Kart. The chiva costs USD 5 and lasts 2 hours. The rent of bicycles is from USD 5 to USD 10 all day, and to cross the waterfalls you do it in 3 hours, the recommendable thing when returning is to do it in trucks that bring the bicycles. The Go Kart are at USD 10 rent for 1 hour, you must have your driver's license.

Canopy, Tarabita and Bungee Jumping

On the route of the waterfalls, you have the options to do any of these activities. The cost of the Canopy is USD 10 one launched, you can do it as a couple and in superman posture.

There are two bridges to practice Bungee Jumping, the bridge over Río Blanco in the town of the same name and the San Francisco bridge that falls 20 meters.

There are two waterfalls that you can visit using the Tarabita and the most recommended is the bride's cloak ..

Rafting and Canyoning

If you like extreme sports, these options have to be done with an operator to perform these types of activities, which usually last from 3 to 4 hours.

Artisan Passage Hermitage of the Virgin

A place in the center of the city of Baños where you can buy souvenirs made in tahua, raft, mullos, metal and wood, the same that are made by skilled artisans of the city. The passage is located in the center of the city next to the Central Market.

Church of Our Lady of the Holy Water Rosary

An emblematic place for all the faithful who visit this church in search of peace and to thank the favors conserved by the Virgin, inside you can see a collection of murals that describe local miracles, attributed to the Virgin, patron saint of the city. The Basilica is architectural infrastructure, this artistic work challenged time and history. The Church is located in the center of the city on Calle Ambato.

The Flight of the Condor

Definitely the "Flight of the Condor Swing" is a new attraction located in the community of Santa Rosa de Runtun in the province of Tungurahua specifically in Baños de Agua Santa, it offers all the tourists the adrenaline of flying through the air on a swing very well designed and with all the necessary securities to carry out this activity, feel about the air in the valley and with a spectacular view of the Tungurahua volcano, has no pretexts to do so.

We invite you to enjoy it.

Located in the Cacerío Runtún at a distance of 10km from the city of Baños de Agua Santa, this place can be accessed by car, by bus at hours: 05h45, 11am, 14h00, 16h00, or accessing a tour with the best City agencies, you can review the list of tourism agencies in Baños de Agua Santa in this link, the same that will guide you throughout the tour.

Family Park, Agoyán sector

A place of rest for family and friends, offers the possibility of walking trails, has picnic area and barbecues, you can observe animals and fish, and the hydroelectric agoyan. The Park serves the days: Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Note: From Monday to Wednesday it is open to the public, with limited services. It is located 5 km east of the city of Baños on the road to Puyo, in the area called Agoyán of the Ulba parish.

Spas in Baños de Agua Santa

Another reason why Baños is so well known nationally and internationally is because of its thermal water pools.

You can spend a morning or afternoon relaxing in its natural pools with medicinal properties that are located both in the city and in the outskirts.

What spas can you visit?

Hot Springs of the Virgin

At the foot of the waterfall «Hair of the Virgin» located in the heart of the city. Precisely because of its location, it is one of the busiest, especially on weekends (open from Monday to Sunday from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Santa Clara Pools or El Cangrejo Complex

(between the streets Velasco Ibarra and R. Vieira) has pools with water at 22ºC, also has a semi-Olympic pool, restaurant and gym (open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

El Salado Hot Springs

They are focused on health tourism, with thermal waters that reach 54ºC. They have 5 hot water pools and a couple of cold water. It is located 5 minutes from Baños, next to the Bascún River (open from Monday to Thursday from 4:30 am to 5pm and from Friday to Sunday from 6am to 10pm).

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