Baños and its surroundings, a true hiker’s paradise!

  • Baños | Tungurahua vulkaan op de achtergrond
    Baños | Tungurahua vulkaan op de achtergrond

  • Baños |
    Baños |

    The basilica in the town center

  • Traditional candy
    Traditional candy

    You should try it!

  • Baños |
    Baños |

    Production of traditional candy

  • Candy
    Candy

    made of sugarcane

  • Baños | Chimborazo
    Baños | Chimborazo

  • Baños | Llanganates nationaal park
    Baños | Llanganates nationaal park

  • Baños |
    Baños |

    Central square

  • Baños |
    Baños |

    The car is being blessed!

  • Baños |
    Baños |

    Known for its candy

Baños de Agua Santa, in short Baños, is a town in the east of the Tungurahua province, located in the valley of the Pastaza River. The road from Baños to Puyo is an often used route to the Amazonian area. The town is also known as the ‘gateway to the Amazon’.

Baños and its surroundings are mountainous with cloud forests. Baños de Agua Santa means ‘Baths of the Holy Water’. This refers to the thermal springs coming from the Tungurahua volcano.

Baños is seen as a place of pilgrimage by the Ecuadorians themselves. Thousands of residents come to the Basilica in the centre of town to honour the Virgin of the Holy Water. Countless of miracles are attributed to her.

Baños is also known for the production of traditional sweets 'melcocha', made ​​of sugarcane.

Near Baños you can also pay a visit toNational Park of the Sangay volcano and /or visit the Llanganates, make a train journey to the Devil's Nose or climb the Chimborazo volcano.

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