Rafting, canopy, canyoning and bungee jumping in and around the city.
The tourism of the town is intimately related to the rest of the canton; The main attraction of the canton is nature, endowed with a high biodiversity. It is one of the most tourist towns in Ecuador; Is also known as "La Puerta del Dorado" and also known as "The Little Bit of Heaven" due to the tranquility of its surroundings. It also offers many attractions: you can visit the Basilica of the Virgin of the Rosary of Agua Santa, you can visit the different waterfalls, ascend Tungurahua (volcano), try the marshmallows (sweets made from sugar cane), there are varieties of Handicrafts made in raft and of tagua made in other places and resold in this locality.
Baños de Agua Santa is a city that is suitable for various adventure sports such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, bridge jumping, horseback riding, ecological walks, canopy, mountain biking, etc. It has 5 municipal spas with mineral and sulphurous waters ranging from the cold of 18 ° C, to the hot springs of 55 ° C; Emerge from the bowels of Tungurahua volcano. It has a pink area where more than 30 clubs, bars and discos.4 In this city you can access more than 80 restaurants with varied national and international cuisine.
Rafting: It is a sport and recreational activity that consists of crossing the channel of rivers in the direction of the stream (downstream), usually on some type of boat or raft. It is carried out in the Pastaza river in the eastern sector of the city, starting from San Francisco, or from the sector of La Penal (Rio Negro); It is done in 2 sections of the river with different level of difficulty that goes between III to V. It is required to know how to swim, experience is not required for level III, but for levels IV and V.
Canopy: Baños has a variety of places where you can perform in this city from 250 meters, up to 1000 meters another of the places where we can realize canopy you can find this services with several lines between cloud forests, rivers and ravines this activity will Can do both children and adults.
Kayak: It is a sport that can be practiced only by experts. In the eastern part of Baños in the Parroquia Río Negro is the Topo river, according to some experts is one of the most technical and best rivers to carry out this sport, in addition to the beauty of the environment and the biodiversity of the sector.
Canyoning: It is practiced in the canyons or ravines of the rivers, that allows to descend by cascades tied to a rope. And with the security team, which is provided in its entirety by the contracting operating agency, and supervised by experienced guides. In the surroundings there are several places with unique natural landscapes where this activity is carried out, among them: Chamana, Río Blanco and Cashaurco.
Puenting: It is an extreme sport, concretely, a mode of jump rope that is made from bridge with dynamic rope (s) (of escalada) in form of pendulum; Is a very exciting and unforgettable experience. In Baños it is realized in the bridge of San Francisco (sector of the Terrestrial Terminal) and in the bridge of White River (to 4 km to the east of the city).
Climbing: Requires a lot of strength and adrenaline, which includes heights of considerable danger. In Baños there are very particular walls such as San Martín, the route behind the Terrestrial Terminal (San Francisco Bridge) composed of volcanic rock, in some fixed anchors and certain routes have been implemented. There is an artificial wall in the El Recreo neighborhood in Aventura Park.
Down hill: It can be done in several routes, like the route of Ventanas (Runtún) - Baños, there are others more accessible like Las Antenas- Chontilla- Lligua; Osohuaico- Lligua, Pondoa-Baños, or the route El Tablón -Baños, Antenas-Baños, Vizcaya-Baños.