ECUADOR: A Trip To Baños

Baños: Baños, Ecuador

Baños: Baños, Ecuador

Baños Ecuador is nestled in a valley about 2 hours south by bus from Quito. It’s known for it’s extreme sports activities and it’s Holy Water pools that are said to be healing and also blessed by Mother Mary.

Adventure. Rest and Diversion:Baños, Ecuador

Adventure. Rest and Diversion:Baños, Ecuador

The ancient Holy water comes out of the mountains and flows into hot and cold water pools and hot and cold water showers. It is quite an experience to go from the VERY HOT pools to the VERY COLD showers of fresh water coming straight out of the mountain!

Baños Holy Water: Baños, Ecuador

Baños Holy Water: Baños, Ecuador

Baños, Ecuador

Hot and Cold Water Pools:Baños, Ecuador

Hot Holy Water Pools: Baños, Ecuador

Hot Holy Water Pools: Baños, Ecuador

Cold Holy Water Showers: Baños, Ecuador

Cold Holy Water Showers: Baños, Ecuador

After a refreshing time in the holy water pools, you can even walk over to the Virgin Mary Grotto next door and take some Holy Water home with you. So be sure and bring a container with you when you go as they re not sold there at the Holy Mary Grotto.

Maria's Grotto: Baños, Ecuador

Maria’s Grotto: Baños, Ecuador

You can also wash your clothes in the Holy Water as well in the washing stations beneath the baths:

Woman Washing Clothes: Baños, Ecuador

Woman Washing Clothes: Baños, Ecuador

Woman Washing Clothes: Baños, Ecuador

Woman Washing Clothes: Baños, Ecuador

Clothes Washing Station: Baños, Ecuador

Clothes Washing Station: Baños, Ecuador

Baños, Ecuador

Baños, Ecuador

I loved Baños for many reasons. It’s location. The holy water pools. The posts opportunities. Here is a typical board announcing daily sports opportunities for you to do. As you can see there’s LOTS to choose from: Canyoning, Rafting, Biking, Mountain Climbing, Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping to name just a few!

Sports Opportunities in Baños, Ecuador

Sports Opportunities in Baños, Ecuador

Rafting Adventure: Baños, Ecuador

Rafting Adventure: Baños, Ecuador

And I personally loved the Snowman made out of used tires. As I have said in my previous posts, nothing ever goes to waste here in Ecuador!

Snowman: Baños, Ecuador

Snowman: Baños, Ecuador

If you are making a trip to Ecuador, I would highly recommend a trip to Baños.

PS: Would you like more ACCURATE, AUTHENTIC and UP TO DATE INFORMATION about ECUADOR?

WORDS TO THRIVE BY FOR WORLD TRAVELERS: FOOTPRINTS IN ECUADOR by Mary Anne Dorward

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Related Links and Posts:

Ecuador: My First Impressions: http://wp.me/p47vLx-1Q

Becoming A World Citizen and Why It’s Important Part One: http://wp.me/p47vLx-c4

Becoming A World Citizen and Why It’s Important Part Two: http://wp.me/p47vLx-eN

The Many Faces Of Ecuador: http://wp.me/p47vLx-d5

Tranquility And The Drama In Your Head: http://wp.me/p47vLx-8Q

Moving To Ecuador: Where Do I Fit In As An American Woman?http://wp.me/p47vLx-2v

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  • Note: All photos in “Footprints in Ecuador: An American Woman’s Life Changing Journey” have been taken by Mary Anne Dorward. All photos and writing on this blog are protected under the U.S. Trademark: Words To Thrive By.  For more information, to schedule an inspirational speech or interview, please contact Mary Anne at ma@maryannedorward.com.
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