Baños is one of the favourite hangouts of travellers and ecuadorians alike. It is set in a beautiful surrounding of lush green mountains, cystal waterfalls and rough rivers.

It has a pretty alternative and laid-back atmosfere and is also popular for its many activities. It is a great spot for visiting the nearby, stunning waterfalls by mountainbike, do horseriding, rafting, getting a soak at the termal springs in town or even bungee jumping. The town itself is charming with colonial buildings, nice churches, a variety of tasteful restaurants and funky hostels. Surrounded by green cloudforest and a lot of flowers it has a tropical flair.

Baños has also a good nightlife. The town is situated close to the border of the Amazon Basin and is overlooked by the impressive, still very active volcanoe Tungurahua. You can take tours, which take you from the city closer to the volcanoe to see its eruptions at night.

Gringo Trail in Ecuador: Baños