“I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had’.” – Florine Bos
Baños de Agua Santa, more popularly known as just Baños is a city in the mountainous Andes region of the Tungurahua province of Ecuador. The picturesque, almost fairy tale town is surrounded by a variety of natural beauty and scenic vistas and is known by some as the adventure capital of South America.
Just a couple of hours by bus from the capital Quito, Baños gives you its first thrill when you realize that you are in the foothills of an actual active volcano! But don’t stress, Baños is far enough away to be safe.
You may end up photographing the occasional smoke over the top of the Tungurahua Volcano, while you enjoy the other things to do in Banos.
Like I said, Baños is the adventure capital of Ecuador and some of the things to do in Baños include activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, canyoning, rock climbing, white water rafting, and ziplining across canyons through rain forest.
In short, it’s the perfect place if you love adrenaline.
Activities for the milder palate include horseback riding, biking around waterfalls, jungle treks, hot springs, swinging at the end of the world, or a day trip to the Amazon jungle.
Without further ado, here is our list of the best things to do in Baños Ecuador!