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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

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Address: | Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water,...

Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.

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A small hike for amazing views!

It is a short 30 minute hike to get to the actual waterfall. Going down is easier than the trip back up, but it is worth it. This is obviously a famous waterfall for a reason. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a short 30 minute hike to get to the actual waterfall. Going down is easier than the trip back up, but it is worth it. This is obviously a famous waterfall for a reason. It is cheap to get in and there are bathrooms and a place to buy water or snacks if necessary. Worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Banos is a little to touristy for my taste however this waterfall should not be missed if planning a brief stay in Banos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We hired mountain bikes in town and spent almost five hours completing the "waterfall route" which included mostly downhill riding (on the road) and ending up at the pavilion del Diablo. The path is will marked for cyclists and very easy. The waterfall at the end is a must see and a small entry fee at with side will get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just go! it's a beautiful place. I went with a bike and I loved it. The waterfall is one of the biggest I have ever seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not suitable for elders or people who can't walk...We went there from Banos by bus, then you still have to walk more or less 30 minutes through the forest (you also have small handicraft and souvenirs shop, but nice ones). If you want to get really close and go behind the waterfall, then you need to squat and crawl in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful location but it is amazingly Overcrowed with tourists both to the entrance and trying to get to the falls. A great activity in banos but plan accordingly to get all the way to the bottom and back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to hike about a kilometer each way, and you'll descend at least 100 meters (and need to climb back up that same 100 m), so don't expect to be in and out in just a few minutes. The hike is well rewarded, though, with close-up views of the falls. It was raining on and off the day I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Devil's Cauldron visit was at the end of the bike trip from Banos through Avenue of waterfalls. This place has two entrances with a small fees (our tour guide paid). First we went to see the waterfall from the bottom. It was quite misty, but I liked it. I did not do the last part where you go through a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The power of the water was staggering! Loved the spray and getting so close to waterfall. 1/2 our group hiked up and 1/2 hiked down, we think hiking down was the easiest and best view!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there are not words to describe it. It is just amazing. The walk down is really nice. you get to see the whole waterfall. There is a moving bridge going down

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