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Piscinas de la Virgen hotsprings baths

This is a real gem. The mineral water baths sit right next to a steep mountain and a high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George K
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nice fall

a lot of history with the this fall, It will be a short visit but you can get right under it. If... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
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“hot springs” (34 reviews)
“cold pool” (9 reviews)
“swim cap” (8 reviews)
Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem. The mineral water baths sit right next to a steep mountain and a high waterfall. You can alternate between really hot water and an ice cold shower or tub. Many people swear that this has helped them recuperate from illness....More

Thank George K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

a lot of history with the this fall, It will be a short visit but you can get right under it. If you are in Banos you have to see this fall

Thank dtox123
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Upon first visit to these hot springs pools we were a bit unsure because they were so crowded and the water pretty cloudy. Oh my gosh, I am so glad we got over ourselves and gave it a try!! We put on our swimsuits, the...More

Thank rubygirl6
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We went here two nights in a row during our stay in Banos (Thursday and Friday). Of course, Fridays and weekends are quite a bit busier than weeknights. If you go during the daytime, the price is $2, and night (the popular time) is $3...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I went for the afternoon mid-week and was surprised how uncrowded the place was. I rarely saw other tourists and felt welcomed by the locals in the pools. I enjoyed soaking in the warm pool while watching the beautiful waterfall. I also alternated soaking in...More

Thank GourmetHiker
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

English/Deutsch/Español Baños has a lot of thermal baths, but las piscinas de la Virgen are the oldest and most famous one. There are several different pools, I mostly used the downstairs area where there is a large pool with extremely hot water and a small...More

1  Thank Windfahrt
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Natural thermal springs in an exquisite natural backdrop make it a beautiful place but I go at night to avoid the throngs of tourists which truly is bothersome. When I go to hot springs I do not want to be sharing them with hundreds of...More

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very crowed on the weekends but still worth going. You can buy or rent a cap which is a must. Went three times in 2 days :)

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Out hotel was literally across the street from Termas de la Virgen so my wife and I were up early and at the baths by 7:00 a.m. The fee is only a dollar or two BUT you must wear a swimming cap (you can rent...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Entrance fee is cheap 3 dollars so a good deal for the overall pool. It was a bit crowded, but I recommend switching from the coldest and hottest pools because they are the least crowded. I did watch them drain the pools and add sulfur...More

Thank Micayla C
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Would it be safe for a female to walk alone to close by restaurants? Is there a spa or place to get massage on site in the hotel?
23 January 2015|
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