Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) and other Banos attractions using our handy Banos trip itinerary builder.
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  • The start of the ride along the busy road sucked, but it is worth it. Don't pay to do the first attraction you see (zipline, etc), continue further to find the one that appeals to you. I held off and ...  more »
  • I liked the landscape view the waterfall from all its angles, it is worthwhile to go and then pass through the canopy that are in all the way back to bathrooms, recommend the Canopy of 1025 metres
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  • Nature shows its beauty with the lush waterfall and the shocking a pailon is simply great
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