Posted on 11/19/2015
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador, Baños de Agua Santa is city where you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities. It is the last big city before reaching the Amazon basin, earning the moniker of being the "Gateway to the Amazon".
Baños de Agua Santa commonly called Baños is quite well-known in the tourism world. It draws in thousands of tourists from all over the world who are lured by its attractions and activities to experience. Nestled in the northern foothills of the Tungurahua volcano, the city is 5,971ft above sea level. A number of hydrothermal springs abound the area which is why the city’s name in English means “baths of sacred water”. Although the city has a “touristy” feel to it because of the influx of foreign tourists, it still exudes a very provincial atmosphere with friendly locals adding to its charm. There is no airport in Baños de Agua Santa so you have to take the bus to the city. It is 170 kilometers from Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.
There are so many activities that you can experience in Baños de Agua Santa. Tourists come to enjoy activities such as rappelling, canyoning, bungee jumping, paragliding, rafting, biking, and hiking. Do not miss the thrilling "Swing at the End of the World" in La Casa Del Arbol where you sit on a rickety wooden plank and swing out of a steep hill. The city is also known for its thermal baths and three waterfalls, namely: Pailon de diablo, Manto de la novia, and Cascada de La Virgen. After a day enjoying the outdoors, you can relax and have some chow at the El Jardin, Tasca de Baños, Quilombo, Posada Del Arte, Mestizart Ecuadorian Restaurant, and Casa Hood. Don’t miss having some sugar cane taffy and sugar cane juice.
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