Hotel el Belen
Travel Blogs from Banos
We just arrived in Banos. Found a cute little hotel to crash for the day and explore Banos. Will upload some jungle photos later when we run out of things to do.
... visible 3-4 times a year anyway. It was the best swing (to sit in) I've ever been in- the views were incredible. After having another farewell drink with Liz and Don, I headed in the direction of the bus station to make my way back to the hostel and my timing was perfect- I leapt on to it as it was leaving the bus station :) A good old BBQ with another tour group from a different company staying at our hostel was the perfect end to our 2.5 days here in Baños. Tally changes? None ...
... bike and raced off with Ash zooming into corners and Lucy clinging on for dear life...we visited the 'casa del arbol' (treehouse) where they have a big swing 'at the end of the world' which was quite fun, then we stopped at a couple of viewpoints on the way back down before briefly stopping to watch someone 'puenting ' - bungee jumping but swinging instead of dropping straight down - definitely not an activity on Lucy's 'I might force myself to do it because I know I'll enjoy it ...
... it even had two free seats together. Thank you God! We arrived at our hostel and immediately changed rooms from the one in front of the smoking area to one higher up, quieter and with a view, which is what we like! Dumping the bags we left in search of nourishment and tried homemade, street cooked Empanadas (cheese pasties) right out of the mini oven on wheels, tucked up a side ally. It was the delicious smell that caused us to stop in our tracks and hunt out ...
... sometimes it is shaped like hard candy and sometimes it is soft. They add different things to give different flavors. In the picture they are adding chocolate!! We bought a package cross the street and they had added orange. It is very addictive!! When we have all of our goodies we decide that we are going to walk to a spa that we have been told is good. It's called “El Refugio” ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking