Looking for adrenaline pumping activities between insane mountain views and waterfalls? Come visit Baños where the views never end and the mysticism of the Ecuadorean volcanoes will continue to enchant you.
Spent a couple days out here with my best friend, Diane. What better way to kick off the trip than jumping off the bridge?
After getting a good dose of adrenaline rush, we went to check-in at Hosteria Finca Chamanapamba. Great place to stay if you are looking for a more private escape and have pets to bring. Share a room with a friend or two and get a beautiful view of waterfalls with included breakfast service at around $40/night. If you are on more of a budget and do not have a pet, there are plenty of hostels in Baños for as low as $7/night. For a more central location where you can easily get transportation and tours, use the Bus Station as the mark for finding places to stay. Otherwise, there are also options up in the mountains like where this Hosteria is located if you have a car or willing to pay for car service.
Baños is continually getting more and more tourists as people share the stunning views of a popular swing here. The family had lived on the land, built a treehouse (Casa del Arbol) and as time went, the swing became an ultimate to-do when travelers pass through Baños. Now they charge $1/person and have a guy monitoring people’s safety. Around different areas of the mountains, locals have now installed multiple swings taking them higher and higher for thrill seekers.
Last stop, more waterfalls. After days, if not weeks of consistent rain, the gorges and waterfalls were raging with water. We decided to visit Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron). Check out the pictures and video below.
Hope you enjoyed my photos. Still want to see a short clip of me exploring and screaming my lungs out? Video below: