Friday, October 9, 2015

Baños, Ecuador - 2014

Hello, everyone!

Last year during the holidays, I went on a family trip. We traveled to the city of Baños, located in Tungurahua province.

There, we stayed at Finca Chamanapamba, a lovely hotel located just five minutes outside of Baños. It is owned by Dietrich and Regine, a lovely German couple that has been living in Ecuador for, approximately, 30 years.

The meals at Finca Chamanapamba are absolutely delicious! And they are prepared at the moment. The breakfasts consisted in a bowl of different fruits, granola, yogurt (they served a different flavor everyday), scrambled eggs with ham, a plate with different types of cheese and ham, a variety of breads, coffee and natural juice. For lunch and dinner you had a wide variety of dishes to choose from, ranging from sandwiches to main dishes and desserts.

One of my dinners at Finca Chamanapamba consisted on a pancake topped with strawberries, kiwi, papaya and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (Yum!).

If you ever get to go to Baños, a place I really recommend for eating is the Swiss Bistro. They have a menu that specializes in European food, mostly Swiss.

Swiss Ice Cream cup at Swiss Bistro.

Well, enough of talking about food, now let’s talk about what to do while in Baños.

Baños offers a wide range of activities, like: canopy, horseback riding, bungee jumping, rafting, biking, quad-bike riding, mountain and jungle tours, sightseeing, and many more.

You can also visit La Casa del Árbol (The Tree House) and get on the famous Swing at the End of the World, which is a swing that hangs in the border of a cliff. From that place, you get a very good view of Tungurahua volcano, an active volcano which is on an ongoing eruption since 2010.

The Tungurahua Volcano.
Traditional sweets from Baños. The letters and shapes are made of guava, and the canes are made of peanuts, vanilla, cinammon, nuts, sesame, among other things.

I really enjoyed this trip; it was a long time since I last went to Baños and it was nice to go back and relive some memories.

I hope you enjoyed this post; thank you so much for reading!

Lots of Love,

- Salha -


  1. Absolutely wonderful photos, and that swing looks so fun!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      It was fun! At first I was a bit scared, but then I got used to it and really enjoyed it :)