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Don't forget to put on a cap!

A must in Baňos. There are new and old baths, I am sure the atmosphere is better in the old one... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Czech Republic
No frills but authentic

Ended up here because my travel companions vetoed the pools at the Luna Runtun ($20/pp). We went in... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to give this a go based on the reviews and even went in the early afternoon as it should have been quiet then. We arrived at the baths feeling a little sceptical as they looked very busy and a bit run down. We...More

1  Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A must in Baňos. There are new and old baths, I am sure the atmosphere is better in the old one. You can enjoy evening bathing as well. Don't forget to put on a cap, it is very strict. And enjoy a glass of sugar...More

Thank stickal
Reviewed 18 June 2018

What could possibly be better than a beautiful waterfall right in the city with thermal hot spring pools next door to soak in? A must do when traveling to Banos de Agua Santa.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This magical place is located in Baños, Ecuador. It is located just 20 minutes from the city, there are many people around the world who come to this beautiful city, to know, walk, entertain with its tourist attractions. To get to this paradise it is...More

1  Thank Antony C
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ended up here because my travel companions vetoed the pools at the Luna Runtun ($20/pp). We went in the early afternoon and the cost was $2/pp. We brought swim caps and towels from our hotel so no extra charges. All signs were in Spanish and...More

1  Thank BearsBeets17
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We visited the older pools which you arrive at by walking past the big new area. The new pools are not mineral water but are cleaner. They are also more expensive ($6) and the old ones are about ($3). Be prepared that the change rooms...More

1  Thank Krista L
Reviewed 22 May 2018

As hot springs go, this is just fine. It had a cold pool (which we didn't go in), a very crowded hot pool, a hotter pool (closed), and a crazy hot pool. The atmosphere was so interesting and the other bathers we very chatty. It...More

Thank barticus_x
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Before taking our entrance fee, the woman looked us over and what I understood her to say is there is only very hot and very cold water. Not sure if this is the case all the time since we only went once but on this...More

1  Thank Leyla S
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We were glad we went because it was interesting. We enjoyed watching everyone. The hot pool was filled with a big mix of foreigners and a few locals. The extremely hot pool was all locals. I could not even keep one foot in there! Save...More

1  Thank Jennie383
Reviewed 30 March 2018

nice! very big. also, i really like that you dont have to pay anything to see this. i know its right in town, but i thought someone would be charging for you to go at the bottom to have a picture, but they dont. its...More

Thank Sarah M
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Response from Canadien56 | Reviewed this property |
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotels in the centre of town. Banos isn't very big and there are plenty of people in the streets, so I think it's safe. Several hotels (and even some hostels) have... More