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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.
| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

Powerful waterfall you can hike up into to experience the force of it firsthand. To get all the way up to it required a bit of crawling on hands and knees but worth it to see it up close.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mona T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible, huge, gigantic. It worths its name. Many places to look to and take excellent photos. Unconditionally, must-see place. Unforgettable memories are guaranteed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DmitriiLobanov
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the fun touristic bus from Banos. It is definitely worth the experience, the waterfall is breathtaking, and although touristic, it's a must see. No guide is needed and the path is well marked.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patriciapyt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. Very Lord of the Rings vibe. The total climb takes 40 mins round trip. It’s close to town and you can get there as part of a $6 tour. It’s a “cant miss”

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank calenpence
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hike down and very refreshing stop! Must see! We took the shorter way down. Stop at a local restaurant for some of the best banana chocolate empanadas we had in Ecuador!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VHASydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ecuador has lots of waterfalls that do not amaze/are barely waterfalls depending on the season and ones you have seen before. Pailon del Diablo is definitely the best one we have seen in a year and a half of living in Ecuador (much better than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zanner2016
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Popular spot, among Ecuadorians as well as tourists. You start at the top, following a stream that then plunges.Two swinging suspension bridges, and the option of a longer walk all the way down where you can't not get wet. Refreshmentgs at the top. Good sample...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelingpoet26
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We took the public bus to Rio Verde. It dropped us at a trail head. We walked downhill. There are some very small waterfalls along the way. Once you reach down, there is the entrance for the falls. It has a $ 2 ticket. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Bakhtawer B
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Hire a bike and ride to this massive waterfall, you don't need a guide, theres 7 waterfalls along the route, but this is by far the best, you can actually crawl through the tiny space and go behind the waterfall!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nickashley99
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Although busy, the del diablo waterfall was super cheap at only 2 dollars entry and offered amazing views, with the chance to crawl and get under the waterfall too. You can't miss this if you're coming to Banos. It is a must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 October 2018|
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Response from tukytukytuky | Reviewed this property |
There are no garbage cans in the hiking area. Whatever food you choose to take with you, please take wrappers back with you to dispose of properly. There is a monument area at the top of the stairs that you may be able to... More
1 August 2018|
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Response from sol a | Reviewed this property |
I always travel on prearrange tours, the tour guide takes care of transportation, to all the visiting places and hotels and meals.
1 August 2018|
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Response from kinderjude | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t eat there.