The Central Highlands Sights

El Salado (the Salty One)

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Published 01/22/2016

Fodor's Review

Baños is Spanish for "baths," and there are several thermal springs in town. The town's official name is Baños de Agua Santa (Baths of the Holy Water), but no miracles have ever been attributed to the springs. The best of the bunch is a series of pools called El Salado. Its six rough-hewn pools, next to a fastmoving stream, overflow with mineral water of various temperatures. The pools are refilled each morning at dawn.

Sight Information


2 km (1 mi) outside Baños on Vía al Salado, Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 01/22/2016


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