Pailon del Diablo (translated into English as ”Cauldron of the Devil”), one of the most well-known waterfalls in Ecuador, is made special by the way it may be experienced.

This amazing waterfall is located about half an hour (17 kilometers) from the town of Baños, on the road to Puyo (Pastaza), in the Rio Verde area.

The little city of Baños is situated on the side of volcano Tungurahua, an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Oriental.

The Pailon Del Diablo waterfall is about 80 meters high and draws avid photographers from around the world. The water comes from Rio Verde before taking its plunge.

This misty natural area is also known for its lush cloud forest vegetation and varied wildlife. Furthermore, you can see different types of birds and maybe some orchids and butterflies on your path to the waterfall.

How to get to Pailon del Diablo Waterfall (Devil’s Cauldron) in Baños, Ecuador?

You can visit the waterfall on a special Chivas tour called Ruta de Las Cascadas, by bicycle or motorbike, or by car.

To reach the suspension bridge offering arguably the best views of the crashing water, visitors must climb a steep and slippery path. The entrance fee to the Cauldron of the Devil waterfall is $1, 50. For a lower-level view of the waterfall, you can stand on the stone steps carved into the vertical cliff.Pailon del Diablo Ecuador, The Devils Melting Pot

The area near the waterfall has a bar and restaurant, offering food service, and across the suspension bridge is a small inn, offering the hosting service.


Wear slip-resistant shoes and bring a rain jacket.

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