Baños de Agua Santa Waterfalls

Baños de Agua Santa Waterfalls

Baños de Agua Santa Waterfalls
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Waterfalls in Baños de Agua Santa

Visit Baños de Agua Santa will be the best experience of your life, here you will find waterfalls forming an impressive spectacle.The ecosystem of the area will provide you with fantastic landscapes.Most of the waterfalls are born of the Pastaza River, ideal for rafting adventure sport.

Each waterfall you will provide a great experience where the adventure activities await you, there are cables, bridges, canyoning, excursion, trekking, cycling, jumping and many more activities.You have a variety of options and many reasons to visit them, you enjoy what nature gives you these fabulous places, Baños de Agua Santa, insurance will be your best choice!.

Here we are going to show all the waterfalls that the bit of sky Baños de Agua Santa, so you can enjoy them to the fullest.!

Agoyan waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

Agoyan Ecuador water Santa waterfall baths is located 7 km.of Baños de Agua Santa, by the road Baños - Puyo in the parish of Ulba, we find the famous baths Agoyan waterfall.

This waterfall, flows into the Pastaza River, and offers its visitors a great natural spectacle.It is the highest waterfall in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Height of the Agoyan waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The Agoyan waterfall is formed from the waters of the Pastaza River and falls to 40 meters of height.

Climate waterfall of the Agoyan in bBaños de Agua Santa

  • Account with a pleasant climate and a temperature ranging from 12 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Flora waterfall of the Agoyan in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Trees in the area such as pumamaqui, quishuar, polilepis, cedar, mahogany, chontaduros, guayacanes and minor vegetation composed of achupallas, chuquiraguas, chilcas and clubmosses are characteristic of the Andean flora high.
  • The flora of the place are beautiful and beautiful orchids that with their different shapes and colors cause great impact and are worth admiring them.

Fauna waterfall of the Agoyan in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Fauna that owns this place can be noted especially birds with different sizes and colors such as: Andean gull, hummingbirds, patoreal, bunga, sword, among others.

Cascade Manto de la Novia in Baños de Agua Santa

The Waterfall Manto de la Novia in Baños de Agua Santa, has a special feature to be a waterfall that is located within the urban area.and it serves as escape to get away from the noise of the city, it is the ideal place to take a break.

The waters of the Chinchin River form the cascade Manto de la Novia, this name was adopted because the waters falling waterfall possess such whiteness that resemble the wedding robe.

Additionally there is a path which contains an interesting story, they have that in antiquity smugglers of liquor of sugarcane produced in Puyo, used this way to escape from the guards of tobacconists who had terrible clashes.The landscape around the waterfall shows as nature has been developed to give step to the life of plants and wildlife that visitors they can observe, crystalline waters forming the waterfall give enhancement to the landscape.

The mantle of the bride waterfall has approximately 40 meters in height with a single drop.The water is clear, with a temperature of 10 ° C.

How to get to the waterfall Manto de la Novia?

  • It is located at a distance of 11 km from the city of Baños de Agua Santa, their access is done is through a suspension bridge with a short walk, the Pastaza River can be seen under the bridge.This waterfall is located within the area of the Llanganates National Park.

Climate of Cascada mantle of the bride in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Your temperature is temperate.It is with temperature 10 ° C approximately.

Flora of the cascade of Manto de la Novia in baths of water Santa

between vegetation can be found several plants such as the pumamaqui, alder, the Chuquiragua, pillow, Achupalla, Pega Pega, alder, bromeliads, Myrtle, olive, laurel, cedar, pantza, lycopods, palma ramos , Royal Palm, Copal, mahogany, achupallas, chuquiraguas, guayacán, gentians, chontaduro, camphor, neurolepis, tagua, grasslands and a variety of mosses, epiphytes, ferns, bromeliads and orchids.

Fauna of the waterfall the mantle of the bride in Baños de Agua Santa

  • the mantle of the bride waterfall has a beautiful landscape, and from there is the observation of a large number of birds of different colors, size and species that sit on the rocks.
  • In addition the fauna of the area allows us to observe mammals as mono machin, spectacled bears, tapir, puma, jaguar, guanta, Porcupine, and oso hormiguero; species of birds such as duck, Andean gull, duck, condor, congos, real pilco or Chick, curiquingue and hummingbirds, bunga and peak sword

Cascada Pailón del Diablo in Baños de Agua Santa

The name by which it is known is Cascada Pailón del Diablo, this is its common name, but in reality his name is rio Verde waterfall.

Today this cascade is recognized as an icon of tourism in Baños de Agua Santa, for its incomparable beauty.Tourists who know this waterfall refer to her warmly and emphasize the stay delighted with their landscapes.

Activities you can do at the Cascada Pailón of Devil

Suspencion bridge

This bridge was created by the inhabitants of the place in their marketing need.From here you can obsvervar the riches of the place as lush vegetation, beautiful scenery surrounded by nature that will bring tranquility to your life.

Pass through the crack to the sky

To pass by the place you should go half-inclined, this crack is naturally occurring and is crossed by here to reach the balcony of the Pailón del Diablo, once here you can take a break and rest.Continuing you will appreciate a wonderful rock steps, thus reaching a second balcony, this being the best since from here, you can touch the crystal water of the waterfall, get wet, feel the adrenaline that full feeling you live so surrounded by nature.

Photography for the lover

Of photography this is a great option because in one place you will find a million beautiful things to capture through their camera lenses

Waterfall Bascun in Baños de Agua Santa

Is formed with the waters of the river Bascun; It has approximately 35 m high waterfall.To get here, opposite the Bus Terminal, before crossing the bridge of San Francisco takes a path to the left, cross the hanging bridge and follow the trail to the left until you arrive on the shores of the Pastaza River 500 metresof the city.

Bascun waterfall is one of the waterfalls in baths which is characterized by its stunning fall, which allows visitors to observe this magnificent waterfall.Baños de Agua Santa unquestionably has beautiful waterfalls and ideal landscapes for the people who love adventure.

Cascade Bascun Characteristics

  • Account features with a pleasant climate and a temperature ranging from 12 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Flora of the cascade Bascun in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Has flora of indescribable beauty of vivid colors and delicate aromas.Unique species, variety of orchids, heliconias and mosses, secondary forest, primary forest of living greenery that shows the passage of time of the harmony and balance of nature.
  • Some species can be observed such as: aguacolla, quishuar, molles, Balsam, mahogany, cedar, guayacán, moral, polilepis, Myrtle, pumamaqui, alder, laurel, straw, among others.

Fauna of the waterfall Bascun in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Inside of the fauna we can observe species such as: bear of eyeglasses, mono machin, tapir, jaguar, Porcupine, guanta and anteater; species of birds such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, real pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and peak sword

Places near the Bascún Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

Bascún River: It is born from the melting of the south east face of the Tungurahua Volcano and flows into the mighty Pastaza River forming a beautiful waterfall that bears the same name and its slopes, the same that forms several waterfalls such as the Bascún Waterfall, Nahuaso To appreciate this water resource can be done from the Bascún bridge.

Tourist Activities in the Bascún Waterfall

Hikes: The walk can be done from or to the Cascada de Bascun, more than one sport is an adventure since in its route you can observe a variety of flora and fauna you may find species never seen.

Chamana waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

A place with an imposing beauty, during the tour you can appreciate its natural landscape. In this place you can perform several activities, and in its waters you can enjoy a relaxing bath, on its banks.

It is a group of 7 waterfalls, formed with the waters of the Chamana river, it has a fall of 42 m in height, the fl ora and fauna is abundant in its surroundings.

Heigth to Waterfall Chamana in Baños de Agua Santa

  • It has a fall of 42 meters in height.

How to get to Chamana Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa?

  • By the Baños - Puyo road, you should reach the Ulba parish, from here take the detour to the right that leads to the waterfall. There is signage that will guide your arrival.

Climate of the Chamana Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Chamana Waterfall, has a pleasant climate and a temperature that goes from 12 and 22 º C.

Flora of the Chamana Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • As for the flora you can see several species such as: aguacolla, which is the representative flower of the province, eucalyptus, cypress, quishuar, molles, among others.
  • But undoubtedly what most captivates are the presence of orchids of different shapes and colors.

Fauna of the Chamana Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Within the fauna we can observe species such as: spectacled bear, monkey machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, porcupine, guanta and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, condor, congos, royal pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and sword beak.

Near Attractions of Chamana Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

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Ulba Parish: Ulba is formed in a small valley, crossed by the Pastaza basin. It is integrated by the sectors of La Esperanza, El Palacio, Vizcaya, El Porvenir, La Ciénega, Agoyán, Río Blanco, Yunguilla and Guamag.

This parish is dedicated to the production of sugar cane crops, sweet potatoes, guavas, tangerines, orange trees, limes, tomatoes, granadillas, beans, peas, cabbage, lettuce, chili, and especially white carrots. There is also a typical flower production such as tuberose, daisy, gladiolus and others. The climate of Ulba is a temperate climate, at a temperature of 18ºC

Ideal for observation of flora, fauna, horseback riding, and extreme sport practice (canyoning).

Waterfalls of Cashaurco in Baños de Agua Santa

They are formed by the waters of the Guanmayacu River (guadua water). This complex is made up of 4 waterfalls that are located in the Cashaurco farmhouse.

This site is visited on weekends and holidays by families and groups of Educational Centers; The waterfall along the path forms impressive scenarios, which lend themselves to the admiration and delight of the bathers who boast in these crystal clear waters.

It is very visited by national and foreign tourists, with an imposing beauty that manifests itself during the tour, its natural landscape allows to carry out several activities, more to its surroundings you can enjoy a delicious and relaxing bath since they have discovered very striking small banks .

Location of Cashaurco Waterfalls in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Cashaurco Waterfall is located in the hamlet of the same name, 4 km from Río Negro.

Climate of Cascadas de Casahurco in Baños de Agua Santa

  • It has a pleasant climate and a temperature that goes from 12 and 22 degrees Celsius.

Flora of Cascadas de Casahurco in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The typical Andean high flora includes trees of pumamaqui, polilepis, quishuar or myrtle, mahogany, chontaduros, cedars, guayacanes and minor vegetation composed of chuquiraguas, achupallas, licopodios and chilcas.
  • But undoubtedly what most captivates are the presence of orchids of different shapes and colors.

Wildlife of Cascadas de Casahurco in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Within the fauna we can observe species such as: spectacled bear, monkey machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, porcupine, guanta and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, condor, congos, royal pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and sword beak. Part of the flora of the place is considered to decorate several gardens or other places.

Attractions of Cascadas de Casahurco in Baños de Agua Santa

Cascada Brisa Hermosa

  • It is the largest of this group of waterfalls, to reach it must be done with the company of a native guide, for which you need to walk approximately an hour and a half.

Cascada El Tambo

  • It is recommended to visit this waterfall, where you can take refreshing baths.

Cotton Waterfall

  • On the left hand side of the road, you can admire the Algodón waterfall.

To get to the waterfalls: Cashaurco, El Tambo and Algodón; They are very close to the road you can self-guide with the map that is in the sector.

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Waterfalls of Machay in Baños de Agua Santa

Machay is a spectacular waterfall forty meters high, complemented by another small drop where pure and crystalline water pools form. Its crystalline water comes from the Machay River, which descends through a subtropical forest giving formation to a series of falls. The route begins from the Manantial del Dorado waterfall and culminates in the Machay waterfall, which is later joined to the Pastaza river; This tour lasts 2 to 3 hours since you must travel approximately 7 km.

The water of the Machay River is transparent and uncontaminated with a temperature of 10 ºC, which is within the permissible limits of turbidity, dissolved solids.

Heigth the Cascada Machay in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The Machay River has approximately 4 meters of amplitude that constitutes a system of waterfalls that vary from 10 to 40 meters high and its waters are pure and crystalline.

Location of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • It is 11 km from Baños and 7 km from the parish of Río Verde.

Climate of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The climate in this place is temperate with minimum temperatures of 10 ºC and maximum of 28 ºC.

Flora of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The Machay area belongs to the low montane evergreen forest life zone, Machay is a sector within the buffer zone of the Llanganates National Park.
  • On the banks of the Machay River, on the ascent to the hill of San Agustín, the floristic composition is rich and diverse, however, the most important finding is a rare and endemic species from the province of Tungurahua; Zapotec aculeata.

Fauna of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Within the fauna we can observe species such as: spectacled bear, monkey machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, porcupine, guanta and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, congos, royal pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and sword beak.

Attractions of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  •  Waterfalls: The river in its descent forms a system of waterfalls that are: Manantial el Dorado 1.2 km, Peñón del Tucán 2 km, San Miguel 1.2 km, Refuge of the parrots 1.1 km, San Agustín 1 km, Las Orquídeas 0.7 km, Manto of the Angel 0.18 km, and the Machay waterfall 0.2 km.
  • Throughout this system of waterfalls you can see a preserved and charming forest.

Tourist Activities of the Machay Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Machay is a place designed especially for scientific naturalistic tourism, because due to the diversity of plants, endemic species, plant formations and landscape characteristics as well as its environmental factors and components that reveal certain special ways of life.
  • It is the ideal place for interpretive talks, walks and recreation
  • Machay is a spectacular waterfall forty meters high, complemented by another small drop where pure and crystalline water pools form.

Ines Maria Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

From the Pastaza River a beautiful waterfall springs, where the harmonious landscape invites to a walk, during the walk you will be able to appreciate the nature that exists around the waterfall accompanied with a pleasant climate for the visitors.

In this place is not suitable for bathers however it is advised to take everything you need.

What can be highlighted is that the landscape of the place allows us to observe the different fauna and flora, giving us a fascinating spectacle together with the waterfall, it is ideal for taking photographs and having a nice memory for the tourist who visits it, the site is a contrast with the architectural constructions that are near the place.

This unique landscape pleases the national tourist and foreign tourist, being pleasantly impressed.

Location Waterfall Ines María in Baños de Agua Santa

  • It is located in the Province of Tungurahua. The Inés María waterfall is located at a distance of 1 km from Baños to the north-west.

Climate Cascada Inés María in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The climate in this place is temperate with minimum temperatures of 12º C. and maximum of 22º C.

Flora Waterfall Inés Maria in Baños de Agua Santa

  • The flora is very varied and you can observe species such as: quishuar, eucalyptus, cypress, molles, among others.
  • But undoubtedly what captivates most is the presence of orchids of different shapes and colors.

Fauna Cascada Inés María in Baños de Agua Santa

  • In this place we find butterflies of different colors, mountain rabbits, the Carolina bat, rodents and a variety of birds.

Tourist attractions of the Cascada Inés María in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Tarabita: This tourist attraction crosses the Pastaza River and the tourist can experience the adrenaline of vertigo when climbing the Tarabita, but in the height you will be able to observe the landscape better.
  • Pastaza River: This river forms the majority of the Baños waterfalls and its route passes through the entire Cantón Baños, the river is used for activities such as rafting, kayaking and is the main attraction in the trip to the Route of the Cascades , at the same time its basins is the Ecological Corridor of the Llanganates National Park and the Sangay National Park.
  • Llanganates - Sangay Ecological Corridor: It is important to indicate that the corridor is located along the Pastaza river basin until reaching Baños, and has a distance of 47 km.
  • Encañonado and San Martín Bridge: Formed of basaltic rock with an approximate length of 2 kilometers, it starts at the site called El Castrejón and culminates with the formation of the Inés María waterfall.

San Pedro del Inca Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

A tarabita that covers 400 meters over the abyss, considered one of the longest in the country, is the point of entry to San Pedro. The starting point is kilometer 14 of the Baños-Puyo road, in the so-called 'Ruta de la cascada'.

Some tour guides refer to this place as the paradise hidden between the mountains of Rio Verde and the Pastaza River hid ancestors to pay tribute to the Pachamama (mother Earth).

A path with a stone path takes tourists to the 15 and 8 meter waterfalls, where back in 1500 Huayna Cápac frequented the 'Route of the Incas' for their rituals, and it is said that Huayna Cápac performed orgies by choosing the most beautiful women of the tribe.

Location Waterfall San Pedro del Inca in Baños

  • Rio Verde Parish, San Pedro sector

Waterfalls San Pedro del Inca in Baños

  • Every day from 08:00 to 17:00

How to get to the San Pedro del Inca waterfall in Baños?

From the terrestrial terminal we take the av. Amazonas via Puyo, until you reach the sector of San Pedro (kilometer 13) where you will find the tarabita that will take you to the beginning of the trail where the waterfall is not accessed.

Why visit the San Pedro del Inca Waterfall in Baños?

The waters of the San Pedro River form a triple waterfall. That stands out among the greenery of the vegetation.

You can get to the waterfall by crossing the longest tarabita of the country (400rn in length) or embarking on a walk along a path that connects the waterfalls of San Pedro and the Mantle of Ia Novia.

Waterfall of San Jorge in Baños de Agua Santa

In the surroundings of the Cascada San Jorge there are paths and natural viewpoints, which provide a beautiful view and you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. In this site you can see the entire city, canyoning, waterfalls and unique ecosystems that mostly. It is signposted for information to tourists, additionally you can find ecological stops that offer rest to visitors.

The waterfall comes from the waters of the San Jorge River, where you can choose the extreme sport of canyoning with the hiring of a Tourism Operator.

Possessor of an incredible landscape that is composed of a captivating nature, its calm environment invites to put in harmony of the place. This natural beauty, allows the rest with fascinating vegetation that is in its surroundings. A place that promotes the interest of national and foreign tourists.

How to get Cascada San Jorge?

  • Located 12 km from the Baños - Puyo road, before entering its tunnel near the La Escudilla farmhouse.

Climate of the Waterfall of San Jorge in Baños de Agua Santa

The Cascada San Jorge, has a pleasant climate and a temperature that goes from 12 and 22 º C.

Flora Waterfall San Jorge in Baños de Agua Santa

  • As for the flora you can see several species such as: aguacolla, which is the representative flower of the province, eucalyptus, cypress, quishuar, molles, among others. But undoubtedly what captivates most are the presence of orchids of different shapes and colors.

San Jorge Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Within the fauna we can observe species such as: spectacled bear, monkey machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, porcupine, guanta and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, condor, congos, royal pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and sword beak.

Tourist Attractions San Jorge Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

Canyoning: A beautiful waterfall in which a new adventure sport known as canyoning is practiced, and located on the side of the same road.

Route: Crossing in Tarabita over the Pastaza River and Cascada "El Manto de la Novia", from the road we will see the Cascadas de San Pedro and San Jorge.

Rappel: Each rappel part of a good natural balcony with great views at the bottom of the valley. The final icing is the famous "Cascada de San Jorge" which gives its name to the descent.

San Francisco Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

From the San Francisco River flows the beautiful waterfall that carries the same name. From this tributary spring two waterfalls located at km 28 of the Baños - Puyo road. To reach the San Francisco waterfall, you must walk along a path of approximately 1 hour and a half hour to visit the other waterfall that is known as the Refugio del Gallo de la Peña, in honor of an emblematic bird of the sector. During the trip you can observe a great variety of birds, orchids and the immense cloud forest.

From the place you can admire the waterfall that offers an impressive view, with natural landscape and great beauty, you can see the species they inhabit.

You can not miss the other waterfall that is known as the Refugio del Gallo de la Peña, in honor of a bird characteristic of the sector.

Cascadas San Francisco How to get there?

  • From Baños, about 28 km away, you can find the San Francisco Waterfall, following the Baños - Puyo road.

Climate San Francisco Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • In the place enjoys a temperate climate, and the temperature ranges between 12 ° C and 22 ° C.

Flora Waterfall San Francisco in Baños de Agua Santa

Around this waterfall you can observe the biodiversity of the ecosystem, where our senses will be captivated by so much natural beauty. The colors and perfumes of its characteristic flowers such as orchids, the variety of plants that adorn the place such as mosses, heliconias.

Where you can visit the primary and secondary forests, the words are too short for us to describe this magical place.

Additionally in the place you can know trees such as aguacolla, quishuar, molles, polilepis, mahogany, cedar, guayacán, moral, balsam, polilepis, myrtle, pumamaqui, alder, laurel, straw, among others.

Wildlife San Francisco Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

The animals that live in the place are located in the whole sector of baths, some with danger of extinction, for that reason it is important to respect the habitat where these animals are developed, almost always it is in the vicinity of the waterfalls, and with a little of luck we will be able to observe to the great majority as they are the jaguar, tapir, porcupine, guanta, bear of eyeglasses, monkey machin, etc

The beautiful birds that attract the tourist's attention are the hummingbirds, curiquingue, pilco real or chick, duck, Andean gull, real, bunga, pico espada among others.

Wonderful landscape where you can see a lot of birds that sit on the rocks differentiated by their size, color and species.

Places of interest Cascada San Francisco in Baños de Agua Santa

Refugio del gallo de la peña: Meet this beautiful waterfall and where you will know the reason for such a curious name.

Parroquia Río Negro: It is a step parish however this beautiful valley of the Ecuadorian mountains has a beautiful landscape where you can see the Pastaza River. This parish is located on the eastern side of Baños.

Ulba Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

Beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation, this waterfall is easily admired from the edge of the road of Ulba-Runtún.

This is the first of a series of waterfalls that rush along the Ulba River. You can take refreshing baths in this waterfall or in different natural pools along the way. The silence, an impressive view of it in which Canyoning is usually practiced.

It is very visited by national and foreign tourists, with an imposing beauty that manifests itself during the tour, its natural landscape allows to carry out several activities.

Heigth de la Cascada Ulba in Baños de Agua Santa

The Ulba Waterfall has an approximate height of 40 meters.

Location of the Ulba Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • It is located in the Ulba parish, 4 km from Baños, in the province of Tungurahua.

Weather Ulba Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Its climate is pleasant, with a temperature that goes from 12 and 22 degrees Celsius.

Ulba Waterfall Flora in Baños de Agua Santa

  • As for the flora you can see several species such as: aguacolla, which is the representative flower of the province, eucalyptus, cypress, quishuar, molles, among others. But undoubtedly what captivates most are the presence of orchids of different shapes and colors.

Fauna Ulba Waterfall in Baños de Agua Santa

  • Within the fauna we can observe species such as: spectacled bear, monkey machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, porcupine, guanta and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, curiquingue, condor, congos, royal pilco or chick and hummingbirds, real, bunga and sword beak.

Waterfall of the Virgin in Baños de Agua Santa

The Waterfall of the Virgin is located in the Community of Spring with a height of 2997 meters above sea level. 30 minutes by car or 3 hours on horseback, the climate in this sector ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Another reason to visit Buenos Aires as well as Cahuasqui, San Blas and Tumbabiro is the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the variety of climate and innumerable number of exotic species of orchids and medicinal plants among others whose singularity is that they are endemic and unique species in the province.

Hair of the Virgin

Nature is a living expression of the power of God, and Baños has been privileged with many of these manifestations; it is so in the center of the city of Baños you can see a majestic waterfall in the form of hair better known as the Virgin's waterfall, given that the ancient inhabitants of the canton claimed that the mother of God bathed in these waters the dawn.

Since then, this waterfall has been visited by thousands of tourists, not only because of the healing values attributed to the water in this waterfall, but also because of the beautiful view that is obtained from the city from the balcony called Miramelindo.

At the foot of this waterfall there is also a small park that contains the virgin carved in a rock, from which springs a watershed known as "water of life", from which thousands of parishioners drink and carry their homes for the cure of diseases.

This site is commonly visited every day of the year, but the day that has most welcome is in which the walk of faith is made, that day, the place has no place for so many people, who come to drink the miraculous water , to cool off with the water from the waterfall, as well as to wash their clothes, in the popular laundry that exists in their exteriors.

To visit this wonderful place no age limit, schedule, or budget is required; everything detailed above can be done for free, as the love of God.

Santuary of the Virgin of Baños

History reports that one night the sacristan of the church of Baños saw a small statue of the Virgin waving in the air, accompanied by two beautiful young women, lowering their feet to a spring that flowed from the mountain. As the event was repeated several times, the parish priest and the faithful gathered in the chapel to ask the Virgin to show their intentions.

The following night, the Virgin appeared to the priest, asking him to build a chapel, next to the spring, promising the healing of the lepers who bathed in the waters.

The work was executed, and when the image was to be transferred to the new temple, the parish priest and the faithful found that it had disappeared.

Some time later a mule loaded with a box arrived at the town square. Nobody knew where he had come from, or who the cargo was for.

The box was handed over to the parish priest who decided to open it in the presence of several witnesses. Stupefied discovered inside the box a statue of the Virgin, which is what is venerated today in the sanctuary of Baños.

From that moment began the fame of "Our Lady of the Rosary of Holy Water of Baths".

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