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Baños de Agua Santa

Baños de Agua Santa is located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters, just 180 km from Quito and 35 km from Ambato. The city is surrounded by beautiful rivers, including the spectacular Pastaza River, which serves as the setting for adventure sports.

Baños de Agua Santa, a paradise, is the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon, with lush vegetation worthy of admiration from all who visit this beautiful city.

Baños has an altitude of 1,826 meters and has an average temperature of 20 ° C. The city invites you to relax in the thermal pools and spas, adventure for the whole family or extreme sports such as rafting, climbing, canyoning, hiking or bungee jumping.

Baños has incredible attractions, the main one, the Tungurahua volcano, the majesty of this mountain encouraged mountaineering lovers from all countries to conquer its summit, now the volcano is in the process of erupting, which is the reason for many visits tourists who are attracted by the incredible show it offers, especially at night.

Few cities have the grace to have landscapes of unique beauty, which combine the four natural elements of fire in the bowels of the Tungurahua volcano, the wind currents that blow from the waterfalls of the Amazon, Water, impressive rivers and hot springs and the land, which have made Baños a potential ecotourism destination, ideal for rest and relaxation.

The thermal water pools are another of the city's attractions, and for those who enjoy adventure, on a tour of the Cascades Route, they will be able to enjoy natural beauty, in which water is the undisputed protagonist. . More than 60 are the waterfalls that can be visited, including those of Inés María de Pailón del Diablo or Manto de la Novia, which are three of the most visited in the area.

Tourist attractions

Basílica de la Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa

It is the most important architectural infrastructure in the province, this artistic work defied time and history. Its construction was completed in 1944. Many miracles are attributed to the Virgin of Agua Santa, her devotees have witnessed through hundreds of offerings found inside the Sanctuary.

Pailón del Diablo waterfall

Located 30 minutes from the city of Baños, on the way to Puyo, in Río Verde. Considered one of the biggest attractions in the area, its name is similar to the formation of a saucepan and when seen from the suspension bridge you can see the devil in the rock.

Manto de la Novia waterfall

In the Mantle of the Bride you can hear a harmonious sound of nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear waters that give this beautiful waterfall of unparalleled charm. Located 12 km from Baños, before Río Verde, it is the ideal place to take a break and get away from the routine of the city. It is the only waterfall in the country located in the urban area and can be seen from anywhere in the city, near the Termas de la Virgen.

Cascada waterfall

It is a 45 meter high waterfall, its crystalline waters come from the Machay river and it is accessed by a descending staircase with great biodiversity of flora and fauna.

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