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Pailon Del Diablo
posted in Best Hikes in Ecuador
One of the most dramatic places on the planet. Pailon del Diablo, an 80-meter waterfall in Baños, combines power, beauty, grace, and rage into one stunning cascade. After a short hike, you'll begin to hear the roar of one of Ecuador's most powerful waterfalls. Upon arrival, you can climb up the tiny La Grieta del Cielo to a spot directly behind the waterfall, or climb down a number of stairs to a perch just above the roiling cauldron at the base of the falls. Then, take a narrow bridge across the river canyon to take in an otherworldly view of the entire waterfall.