Known as the “Gateway to the Amazon,” Baños, Ecuador is a mystical town with hot springs, waterfalls, jungle thrills, and great energy. This is the place to be for anyone seeking a true Andean adventure! Nestled amid the mountains and close to the Tungurahua active volcano, you’ll easily feel the energy this small town is known for. Wellness in Baños is famous worldwide – hot springs, spas, and yoga are all readily available from Selina. This small town is a mecca both for adventurers and anyone seeking serious R&R. Choose from rock-climbing, hiking, and white-water rafting for a day of adventure. If rafting Banos Ecuador isn’t your thing, try your hand at parasailing and ziplining through the forests give you a bird’s eye view of the lush greenery below. You can take a boat ride all the way to the Amazon Basin! Selina’s full calendar of activities each week help you settle into life here and meet other travelers. Our friendly local staff will keep you busy with happy hours, workshops, and other things to do in Banos you can only find when you stay at Selina. Recover from all the action with a relaxing soak in restorative waters: no matter where your journey takes you, Baños’ energy will make you feel alive.


  • Playground: Restaurant-Bar
  • Free WIFI
  • Library
  • Yoga deck & lessons
  • Tours & transportation
  • Parties & social events
  • Arts & cultural activities


Banos, Ecuador is like no other place in Latin America. Feel the energy that comes from the heart of this place as you sleep beneath the ever watching gaze of an active volcano. Visitors say they can feel the healing properties it sends out. You’ll be amazed at how energized feel while staying at Selina Baños! As legend has it, this city is the love child of the volcano “Mama Tungurahua,” making the town safe from her fiery eruptions. Selina Baños stands out from other Baños hotels and hostels in Baños Ecuador for our community, weekly calendar of events, friendly staff, and beautifully designed spaces. Every Selina location features art designed by local creative talent, meaning your stay will be stylish and unique no matter where you are in the world. Skip other Banos Ecuador hotels to immerse yourself in our lively community of fellow nomads. Your social card will fill up quickly with happy hours, walking tours, art sessions and more. If you need a break, curl up with a good book in our library or book a yoga class. There is space for everyone in our dorms, private rooms – and even deluxe rooms and family suite.


How many adventure activities can you handle?! Baños Ecuador things to do will challenge your heart with all the adventure activities it can take! Zip-lining, rappelling, hiking, canyoning, mountain biking, horseback riding… this city has it all. Swing over the edge of the world at the adventure park Casa del Arbol. Try rafting Banos Ecuador down the rapids of the Pastaza River and see if you can make it all the way to the Amazon basin. Take a hike through the to Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. When you need a break, relax and rejuvenate in one of the many natural hot springs in the area. If you’re wondering what to do in Banos Ecuador, keep an eye on Selina’s calendar of activities for an up-to-date calendar of wellness in Banos Ecuador, workshops, and more. There are so many things to do in Baños, Ecuador, you’ll have to make a hit list for each day! Rest assured that Selina can help you design the trip of a lifetime when you stay with our fun-loving community.

Getting here

From the airport

Arrive at the Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito and drive 3.5hrs to Banos.

From another Selina

Coming Soon!

By bus

The bus terminal is located on the north edge of town within walking distance of the center and most hotels. Selina is located in the center of town. A bus from Quito is 4 hours, 20 minutes; from Ambato, 1 hour; from Cuenca, 5 hours; from Guayaquil, 7 hours.

More Destinations

The world is calling. Where will you stay? Check out some of our most popular Selina destinations to start your journey

Hold tight, checking available space...


Finish booking at our partner site. See you soon!

Secure booking.

*Spoiler alert. We are working hard on a new kickass website