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Baños - Great Biking, Waterfall Views and Hot Spri

A December 2005 trip to Banos by dawnlisette

church in baños Photo, Banos, Ecuador More Photos
Quote: Baños is just a short jump from Quito, Ecuador, and offers great outdoor activities like beautiful hikes around waterfalls, bike rides, hot springs to dip in, and tours to lookout points of the active Tunguragua Volcano.

Baños - Great Biking, Waterfall Views and Hot Spri

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Overview

church in baños Photo, Banos, Ecuador
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Baños is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Ecuadorian Sierra. The town is dominated by hostels and touristy restaurants and cafes. Apart from food and a small but boisterous nightlife, you have to go outside of the town limits to find activities. With plenty of hiking, bike paths, nearby spas, and tours, this is not hard to do. For -5, you can rent a bike for the day and follow the mostly downhill road through spectacular scenery and past several waterfalls, some of which splash onto your path. This can be a half-day trip or an all-day trip depending on how fast you go and how far you take the path. To go all the way to Puyo is 60km. Most travelers stop 17km down the road at th...Read More

Casa Hood

Restaurant

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With 14 years of history in Baños, Casa Hood is one of the best spots in Baños for delicious international cuisine, coffee, drinks, desserts, books or just a relaxing time. The book exchange, while not the biggest in Ecuador, maintains a high level of quality by only allowing exchanges for books of similar calibre. Movies are shown almost every night at 8pm.

The international cuisine at Casa Hood (not to be confused with Café Hood a few blocks away) is excellent. Offering a wide range of Mexican, Italian, Asian, and classic American dishes, you will most likely have a hard time narrowing your order down to one dish and will want to return again and again.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2005

Casa Hood
Luis A. Martínez Atrás Del Supermercado
Banos, Ecuador
593 274-2668

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dawnlisette

dawnlisette
Quito, Ecuador