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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.
| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

WoW! Once of a lifetime experience. This made my whole Ecuador trip worth it. Trails were easy abd clean,the trail and workmanship was so beautiful.This is for all ages,young and old! Be prepared to walk about 45 minutes both ways and get a bit wet.One...More

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the short walk (the one on the right side of the waterfall) with a touristic attraction. Unfortunately, it was already dark when we arrived. Even though they were some lights, we didn't enjoy it 100% although walking on the bridges was really cool....More

Thank FrequentFlier762031
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Pailon without doing much research beforehand and we loved it! We took bikes through the Ruta del Cascadas and ended up at the Pailon. We thought that we were hiking to the TOP of the waterfall but ended up UNDERNEATH the...More

1  Thank VidaVerdeSpanish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a Chiva bus out to the Pailin del Diablo even though we thought it was a bit adventurous for us with our 3yo and 8mo. Loved it! Took the morning tour and we were back before three in the afternoon. Be prepared to...More

Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never felt more powerless than when standing under that waterfall!! A short hike through the rainforest along the river leads you to the waterfall. It is so loud that it can be heard near the beginning of the hike. There are several spots to...More

Thank quebonitaesestavida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a cascades tour, I visited el Pailon del Diablo on 25/10/18. It was amazing! There is a good walk to get to the best location but it is truly worthwhile. We had just a short time to get there as it was...More

Thank MumWalsh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sheer force of this waterfall makes it well worth a visit. You can go on a chivas tour with the locals or rent a bike or ask a taxi to take you here. Worth it!

Thank Mariah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The falls are awe inspiring and it is a terrific place to take friends da and family. It is a bit of a hike and probably not good for a wheelchair. Make sure you bring a rain poncho because if you are brave enough to...More

1  Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It's alright. Bit Disneyland and you have an 80m descent (and ascent) to get soaked looking at a quite impressive waterfall (it's not exactly Iguazu, mind). I think the person who said 'visit it only if you extra time', nailed it - we were a...More

1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's so big and you get so close to the falling water that it makes a bigger impression than a Niagara Falls. Love it!

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Response from tukytukytuky | Reviewed this property |
There are no garbage cans in the hiking area. Whatever food you choose to take with you, please take wrappers back with you to dispose of properly. There is a monument area at the top of the stairs that you may be able to... More
1 August 2018|
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Response from sol a | Reviewed this property |
I always travel on prearrange tours, the tour guide takes care of transportation, to all the visiting places and hotels and meals.
1 August 2018|
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Response from kinderjude | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t eat there.