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Before coming to Baños I thought I would not like the town because it would be too touristy. Yes, there are many tourists in Baños, but there are so many fun things to do and I enjoyed my stay very much. I cycled to Puyo, and did a bridge jump and visited waterfalls along the road, I also went canyoning, rafting, canopying and hiking. What I didn’t do was to visit one of the baths Baños is famous for to swim in the mineral rich water from the hot springs.
Baños itself is not a very pretty town, but the setting is beautiful in a valley surrounded by green mountains. Nearby is Volcán Tungurahua (5023 metres) which is a volcano with recent activity. In 1999 the inhabitants of Baños had to be evacuated , and also in 2006 and 2008 there was activity, but not so much that the people in Baños had to leave the town. When I visited there was no activity, but still the travel agencies in town advertise the night chiva-tours to Bellavista as volcano tours. It must have been a pretty sight though when you could see the orange glow from the volcano at night time.
Baños is situated at 1800 metres and the average temperature is 20°C. The population is 18 000.
Update 2013: My first visit to Baños was in 2011. In 2013 I came back but I just stayed for two nights. There was a lot of rain in Baños that time and as I had a cough I felt I couldn't do all activities that I wanted to do.
When I had been in Baños two years earlier I had done a bridge jump (puenting) from a lower bridge over Río Blanco.... more travel advice
Just north of the bus terminal in Baños there is a viewpoint with beautiful views over Río Pastaza. There is a passage... more travel advice
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