The charming mountain town of Baños takes its name (Baños de Agua Santa, or Holy Water Baths) from the hot springs and other water sources that provide the community with water. In addition to the famed hot springs, Baños is also famous for its outstanding hiking, horseback-riding, rafting, and other adventure sports opportunities. There are a plethora of affordable hotels in Baños and advance reservations are usually only necessary during Ecuadorian holidays (feriados).

Baños Language School and Hotel – This Spanish school and hotel located in the heart of Baños is the perfect place to rest after a day of adventure activities and/or language lessons. Offering Spanish, French, and English lessons one to one or in small groups. Escuela de Idiomas language school and hotel also offers outings to local tourist attractions, salsa lessons, volunteer opportunities and more.