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Devil's Pot waterfall

The queen of the waterfalls' route

•location:
RÍO VERDE PARISH

•type:

•country:
ECUADOR

•interest:

NATURAL

WATERFALL

Devil's Pot waterfall

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ABOUT - 

Devil's Pot waterfall

The Devil’s Pot (Pailón del Diablo), a giant waterfall and main tourist attraction of Río Verde parish, is located next to the road that goes into the Amazon rainforest, towards city of Puyo, 20 minutes from the city of Baños de Ambato, in Ecuador. A rocky mass at the end of the waterfall, in the form of a large dish or frying pan, gives rise to its name, which is complemented by the face of the devil that is observed in the rock when crossing a suspension bridge located on the site of the waterfall.

 

The Devil’s Pot is formed by three waterfalls that fall with force from a height of 100 meters offering to the visitor a beautiful and impressive spectacle, which ends in a surprising whirlpool. More than 18 waterfalls can be seen on the Baños-Puyo road, but the Devil’s Pot is the most beautiful of all, because of its grandiosity and the beauty of its turquoise water, with a temperature of 23 degrees celsius.

 

To observe the waterfall closer you must descend along a well-marked path, in the midst of semi-jungle vegetation surrounded with a great variety of orchids, at the end you arrive to a suspension bridge and to a viewpoint at the edge of the pot. Once there, the visitor is wrapped in a thick cloud of raindrops as the result of humidity. The water stream continues descending through a rocky mass and the view get lost in a thick vegetation cover.

 

The Devil’s Pot’s (Pailón del Diablo)  surroundings are ideal for the observation of flora and fauna, like the Andean cock-of-the-rock, tapirs and butterflies. The entire route of the Baños-Puyo road is full of things to observe, such as the Agoyán hydroelectric dam, two tunnels, and natural landscapes.

 

GET THERE - 

Devil's Pot waterfall

• location:
RÍO VERDE PARISH
•country:
ECUADOR
•region: 
SOUTH AMERICA

ADDRESS OR VENUE

Río Verde parish, on the road between Baños and Puyo cities

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

15.5 km by bus, taxi or private vehicle from Baños city bus station to the Devil’s Pot, Río Verde parish, by the Baños-Puyo road.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

21 minutes from Baños city bus station to the Río Verde parish, where the Devil’s Pot waterfall is.

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

223 km by taxi or private vehicle from Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito city, taking the south Pan-American Highway (E35) to Ambato city; then to the Baños-Puyo road.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

3h29 minutes from Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito city to the Devil’s Pot waterfall.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Baños city - 15km - 9miles

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Quito city´s airport - 223km - 139 miles

 

PRACTICAL - 

Devil's Pot waterfall

PROFILE

• Interest:

NATURAL

PLACE

• Class:

WATERFALL

• Type:

• Kind:

RURAL

1600

• Altitude meters:

5243

• Altitude feet:

• Minimum visit time in hours:

2

• Maximum visit time in hours:

4

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

  • Monday to sunday,from 09h00 to 18h00.

ENTRANCE FEE

  • There is no entrance fee.

RELATED ACTIVITIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Independent visit.

  • Experiential journey.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Trekking.

  • Camping.

  • Biking.

SPECIALIZED:

  • Bird watching.

  • Wild life watching.

  • Geo interpretation.

ADVENTURE:

  • Cannoping.

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

  • Natural National Heritage.

  • National protected area.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • A raincoat

  • A sweater

  • Comfortable shoes

  • A bottle of water

  • A camera

  • A video camera

  • Binoculars

  • A backpack

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

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