The town of Baños is probably the most attractive tourist destination in the province of Tungurahua. Located at the foot of the Tungurahua active volcano (16,500 ft), between the volcano and the rainforest, it is considered the "Gateway to the Amazon". The town of Baños is a favorite spot for national and international tourists. It's pleasant subtropical climate and it's extraordinary landscape and vegetation are very breathtaking.
The city has plenty of tourist information, and several agencies offer adventure sports. For years, Baños has been the place where Ecuadorians make pilgrimages to honor "Our Lady of the Holy Water". The walls of it's famous Basilica are covered with paintings depicting miracles that are credited to this Virgin.