Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos

4.8
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Plunging water makes quite a spectacle at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), located on Ecuador's "ruta de las cascadas," the waterfall route along the Rio Verde river. The thunderous waterfall draws avid photographers to this misty natural area, known for its lush cloud forest vegetation and varied wildlife. To reach the suspension bridge offering arguably the best views of the crashing water, visitors must climb a steep and slippery path. For a lower-level view of the waterfall, you can stand on the stone steps carved into the vertical cliff. Wear slip-resistant shoes and bring a rain jacket. Using our world travel planner, Banos attractions like Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You have to have good physical body to walk down and up to visit this powerful waterfalls. It's not too big, but is worthy to stand next to it.  more »
  • Impressive waterfalls but another tourist trap. There are many amazing waterfalls in the area that are secluded and not teeming with tourists. Explore the area!  more »
  • Seeing the water falls and walking the trails was a true travel experience. It is an adventure that I will never forget. And very affordable.  more »

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