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.
... it even better. The construction workers are my favorite as I walk by men working outside on the 7th floor of an apartment building on a ladder at 7 in the morning and they call out and whistle at me until I am out of their site. While at first you find this extremely offensive and annoying, you begin to become accustomed to it and sometimes, (when the guy is actually cute) you like it.
This Sunday I spent the day with my family here and we enjoying ...
... was a 'seismic tremor' when we were in bed that evening!
Tuesday 11th February - Day 141
Well today I reached the ripe old age of 23. I never thought I'd be spending a birthday beneath an actively erupting volcano in Ecuador but here I was. I awoke to a very excited Kelly presenting me with a slice of cake which was followed by breakfast and then a brisk walk up a big hill to a viewpoint that overlooked the city. On the way we crossed ...
... all the major attractions there. First, we took a "chiva" (a big party bus with loud music, lights, and no doors or windows) around the area and to the most beautiful parts of the mountain with waterfalls and many different activities such as ziplining or bungee jumping. I didn't participate in jumping off a bridge for only $10. After the tour of the beautiful mountains, we went back to ...
This area is a very popular area to visit with both the locals and foreigners... so very touristy which was actually quite nice for a change. There is every kind of adventure sport / activity on offer here from zip lining in the jungle to canyoning – it's like a theme park for nature & the gateway into the Amazon from Ecuador. We are saving the Amazon for when we ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking