Banos has a population of 18.000 people, an altitude of 1.826 meters, and an average perfect temperature of 20°C. The surroundings of Banos offer hot springs, horseback riding, trekking, rafting, climbing, canyoning, swing jump and mountain biking. In Banos you will find more thans 100 Hotels, Hostels, Bed & Breakfast or Backpackers and a lot of international restaurants.
Holidays or national festivities: Carnival in February, Eastern, 10 of August, 2 of November, Fiestas of the Virgin in October, Independence 6 - 16 of December, Christmas and New Yea. It is recommended to make a reservation for this dates.
Tungurahua is a steep-sided stratovolcano with a perfect cone reaching 5016 m. The volcano lies 25 km east of Ambato, Ecuador's fourth largest city. The steep flanks of the volcano are used for agriculture and many small villages and a larger town, our Baños de Agua Santa cradle the mountain on the northern and western side.
Tungurahua, also known as "The Black Giant," is the largest volcano in Ecuador yet the most easily climbed, since Baños is already set on its hillside. Periodic drills keep residents and visitors aware of the potential risks. If you read Spanish, check the Volcano Tungurahua monitoring page maintained by Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic University .