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Rock Climbing: Pushing Limits

Just a short bus or cab ride from the town of Baños you can go rock climbing on a volcanic rock wall overlooking the river. And the views are just breath-taking. Rock climbing is a sport of setting goals and achieving them. Whether it takes 1 try or 100, you always have to challenge yourself. But the result is truly rewarding. When you reach the top and reflect on all you have done to get to your view from on top of the world. You really earned it.

To get to the climbing spot you can either catch a bus from Mayra’s place for 30 cents or take a cab ride for $1.50 to San Martin. Once there you pay $2 to enter the park, if you have your own equipment you are ready to go if not you can rent it once you reach there. You can also get a guide + gear + transport in Banos. You walk down to the wall and there are usually other climbers there as well.

Speaking from personal experience climbing here in Ecuador is just amazing. I experienced volcanic rock for the first time and even though it’s a bit slippery, the rock formations are incredible. I love it and if you ever visit Ecuador, I highly recommend it! The level of the routes range from beginners to the most experience and they even have multi-pitch climbing but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to try.

-Ariel & Zan

Hola, we’re back!

It has been a while, but we’re back! For those of you who are thinking about visiting Baños and maybe taking some Spanish classes here. I would 100% recommend it!

First, let me introduce myself. I’m Esmee, 25 years old and from the Netherlands. I started my one-year travel adventure in Guatemala and visited many countries throughout Central America and South America, and now, 11 months later, I’m at my end point in Baños, Ecuador. At the moment I’m helping Mayra with the language school and all kinds of other stuff, but most importantly, I am taking Spanish classes at the school and enjoying Baños.

Learn spanish with this amazing view of the waterfall and mountains!

I’ve been in Baños for almost 4 months now and would like to take you with me on the adventures you can experience here through these blog posts.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the first post in a long time. Let me know what else you would like to read, see and get to know about Baños.