Pailon del Diablo and waterfalls
Pailon del Diablo and waterfalls Banos Reviews
A must do thing in Baños! May 22, 2013
The route of the waterfall has about 63K from Baños to Puyo. The area is well-known as it is advertise everywhere in town and you can rent a bike, a four-wheeler, a dirt-byke, a taxi, or a tour bus in order to go see it. Pailon del Diablo Waterfall is located in Rio Verde, a town located about 20K on that route, and people usually make it until this point in order to walk down hill 1K, pay an entrance fee 1.50 and get access to balconies right next to the waterfall!!! There is also a sort of tunnel that takes you up to the area where the waterfall starts, very cool thing to do! After that you walk uphill to get to the town you started, the toughest part of the whole thing, and from there you can take a transportation back to town or otherwise you will be going uphill on your bike pretty much all those 20K on your bike, I prefer paying the $2 for the small truck taking you and the bike back. Total time to do this: 3-4 hours depending how much you stop in between.
A lot more things can be done in between like: Swing Jumping on a bridge 35 meters high ($15), Zip lines in different parts of the 20K ($10-$15), and a cable car that cross from one side to the other going on top of the river some 50 meters above it ($1).
You can always keep going to Puyo if you want but that will take you on more Km going uphill parts and at least 2-3 more hours, from Puyo you can take a bus back to Baños for about $3.
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Beautiful Waterfalls and amazing Pailon del Diablo Jul 18, 2009
Banos is very famous because of the beautiful landscapes and visit the waterfalls is a MUST. There are many waterfalls, but you have to go until the last one the gorgeous: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's big pot)
The journey starts visiting different waterfalls, all of them nice and some are big. This is a rainy area, so don't get surprised if it starts to rain, which would make the waterfalls even more impressive.
In order to reach the Pailon del Diablo, you have to walk a bit. It's a non so long trekking across the rainforest, surrounded by vegetation and the river. You might reach the Pailon del Diablo by the end of the day, maybe tired, but once you see it, you will say: Everything was worth it!
When I arrived I was speechless. It's so great to see the power of the nature and be so close to it. You reach a point view and can go further down and behind the waterfalls.
A tip: bring a swim suit, since you'd get wet, that's for sure. If you have a towel, leave that upstairs and just get dry once you are done with the tour. I recommend going there early, since the Pailon closes at 6pm. They charge a entrance fee: US$ 1!
So cheap for such a wonderful experience.
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