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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

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Address: | Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water,...

Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.

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Pailon del Diablo

This place is incredible to say the least, to have been here was truly a blessing. Although i don't recommend it if you have small kids to carry for the walk to the Pailon is far... read more

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This place is incredible to say the least, to have been here was truly a blessing. Although i don't recommend it if you have small kids to carry for the walk to the Pailon is far and even worse the climb back up. Please if you have time and like a challenge go for it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get ready to be fully impressed by the waterfall's sheer strength. Bring everything in plastic bags and ready to get completely soaked. Climb the "secret" caves to go behind the waterfall. There's a long walk before getting to the actual thing so use adequate sporty shoes.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting in April (2017) which is apparently off-season for tourists, so we are getting everything to ourselves, which is fantastic! We visited the cascada around 10:00 AM so there was only one other person there besides us. The walk is extremely easy and costs only $1 per person for entry, then it's just a one-minute walk to the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen a lot of waterfalls in my life and thoroughly enjoyed this one. You can practically walk right up to it and see the power of the falls. The suspension bridges you take to walk to this point are quite fun and offer amazing views too. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Banos.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This waterfall adventure is an absolutely amazing experience!! The views are breath taking. Be warned... The walk to the waterfall is not for the weak at heart!!... You have to walk over two suspension bridges.. That move a lot!! Once you get to the waterfall you can actually get right next to it.... You will get wet if you don't... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to stop. But be prepared to do a lot of walking on very steep trails. If you have problems walking not a good stop for you. Very good view of falls once you get down there

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Penultimate and most popular waterfall on la ruta de cascadas. About a 3/4 mile hike down to it and then the same but straight up after. Wear sturdy shoes!

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to Baños. Incredible waterfall. Must go all the way down to the end of the steps and feel the sensation of being very near to the waterfall!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a water bottle, rain coat, and a small towel along. It is a long hike down (1K) and then back up. But it is so worth it for the stunning views!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of people know, but there are two entrances to see the waterfall. The main one is the one that continues with the road. This is the entrance where it takes 30 or so minutes to reach this beautiful waterfall. The second entrance is less known and it can be reached from an entrance across the soccer field... More 

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