"Banos" Baños by Joemidwest
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What a calm place this is (not counting the volcanos). There is a natural hot spring and spa on one end of town. Locals from all around the area make regular use of these as well as the travelers. There are good restaurants from the simple local fare for lunch to some pretty good food for supper. The area is beautiful.
This spa is located right by the waterfall, Manto de la Virgen. It's thermal waters are of volcanic origin. It's quite busy most of the time. We've heard the the water here has some sort of healing powers.
- Pros:Peaceful, beautiful town
- Cons:Watch our for eruptions!
- In a nutshell:Great Place! Hope to go back!
Some locals take advantage of the hot springs to wash clothes as well as for the bathes. more travel advice
Banos, a town of about 12,000, is about four hours by car from Quito. The spa and the waterfall were right across the... more travel advice
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