The town of Banos de Agua Santa is named for the natural hot springs found within the valley. The waters are heated from the nearby active volcano, Tungurahua.
The view of the clouds rolling over the top of the mountains surrounding Banos is such a beautiful sight.
When visiting Puyo, be sure to check out Parque Etnobanico Omaere where you will be rewarded with a trek through the jungle to explore local flora used in traditional medicines among the various people groups of the Amazon.
Puyo is known as the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon as the town is located just past the mountains on the edge of the rainforest. The name of the town comes from the Kichwa word for cloudy, which describes the typical climate in the region.
The main attraction for a visit to Banos de Agua Santa is an excursion to witness the awe of this incredible 265 feet (80 meters) waterfall.
As the Chinchin River descends over the edge of the cliff, the waterfall created appears in such a whiteness which resembles the veil of a wedding dress.