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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  • for me this waterfall s really beautifull. i love it. It's a experience 12/5000 unforgettable. i recommend you  more »
  • We are with the bicycle (for $5 P.p.. per day borrowed) shut the route of the Cascadas Pailón del Diablo. First, it is about 20-30 minutes downhill to the official entrance. For $1.50 admission's here first close answering to the waterfall. Impressive but very wet;). Then you can admire even the Devil's nose by a suspension bridge and again dry :) in the sunshine. We have the waterfall from a different angle (new entrance - entry $2) looked at from above. Very impressive from up here - even though I don't understand why the entry is here more expensive. Overall a successful trip.
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  • On my return from Peru, accepted the invitation of a friend to visit this site; the truth was much expectation by the name of the site, however after the journey I was just really surprised. I recommend arriving with time preferably have 3 hours to the tour total, if you arrive at 3 pm just you have to "run", carry waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes if possible, or be willing to receive a small bath water, if it is more risky for a small climbing shoes with good soles best. Carry water or moisture. If you have camera take account of water, for the kids and the older a company will come them well. It is not a site for bath. It can be reached by car, there is parking. Outside you will find typical restaurants
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