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El Refugio Spa - Activity Info. Baños - Ecuador

For a one-of-a-kind spa experience that won't break the bank, an afternoon at El Refugio is a must. The bohemian spa compound is nestled deep in the tranquil valley under the Tungurahua Volcano and overlooking the Río Pastaza, about two kilometers (1.24 mi) outside of Baños, just off the road to Puyo. Choose from a full menu of á la carte treatments, including mud baths, massages and ear candling. Treatments start with a visit to a lookout point facing a mountainside, where all are encouraged to release stress with a scream into the valley.

For a memorably invigorating experience, try the baños de cajón: you'll be seated in an enclosed sauna box with only your head poking out of the top while hot vapors deeply cleanse your pores. Every 15 minutes, you'll be doused with icy-cool water before returning to the warmth of the box. It's amazingly refreshing. Couple one of these cleansing sessions with a soothing hot-stone massage for a full-body experience. El Refugio accepts credit cards.


Camino Real, Barrio San Vicente

Baños, Ecuador

Activity Info., Spa/Hot Springs

Price Description:

$2.50 and up

Open Hours from:daily 7 a.m.

Open Hours to:daily evening

Contact Information:
Phone: 03-274-0482, Cel: 09-9785-0607

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