Travel guide to Baños


Local name
Baños. There are several places with this name in Ecuador. The town mentioned here is the town Banos near Ambato south of Quito.
When the time is 12.00 in England (summer time) it is 06.00 in Banos. When the time is 12.00 in England (winter time) it is 07.00 in Banos.

Best time to visit

Banos can be visited all year round, but if you want to avoid too much rain the best time to visit is from May to September. During all of October Banos celebrate Nuestra Senora de Agua Santa with processions and fireworks, and on the 16th of October the town is celebrated with a gigantic party.

Culture and entertainment

Banos has more nightlife than most other towns in the same size. In Banos you will find the usual bars and restaurants but in the weekends there is also a penas with traditional folk music.

Accommodation / Hotel

There is a hotel on every street corner and a few on top of that, so it is not a problem to find a place to sleep in the city. Many hotels arrange excursions around the area, and if you promise to buy a trip or two you might get the room cheaper. Book your hotel in Baños here

Local transport


Other transport

You can take a bus to El Salado or rent a mountain bike and go for a ride around the area.

Special conditions

Some locals use the thermal baths for washing themselves. Therefore don't be surprised if a fully dressed Indian suddenly goes in to the bath and start washing himself.
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