The Volcanic Thermal Baths // Luna Runtun Spa: Banos, Ecuador

Monday, January 26

There is SO much to do in Banos, Ecuador. After having our fill of a wide variety of adventures sports, we were feeling like spending a lazy afternoon in the famous volcanic waters the city is known for. There are many different venues to have a soak, but in my opinion, the volcanic pools at the Luna Runtun Resort and Spa are the most stunning!

Luna Runtun is situated on top of a huge mountain, overlooking the entire city of Banos. And what's even more incredible is that the pools literally hang over the cliff, giving you the most spectacular views while you heat your body in the bubbling pools!

While we could have never afforded to actually stay at the resort, the pools were in our budget! For $20 a person, Luna Runtun provides a towel, swim cap, all bathroom and changing room facilities (which are AMAZING!), and of course, 3 hours of using any one of their 7 thermal pools {all of them range in temperature}. Honestly, it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. And…we were the only people there for most of the time {cue the confetti!}…which kind of blew our mind. I think it's a bit of a hidden secret that you can pay to use these pools!

The other really cool thing about spending an afternoon on the Luna Runtun grounds, is that they have an amazing restaurant that also hangs on the cliff. After a 3 hour soak, Kevin and I cozied up in the restaurant and ordered some snacks! {food is very cheap in Ecuador!} It was the perfect way to end our time there.

 So…moral of the story…if you happen to find yourself in Banos, hail a taxi (for $5), ask them to bring you to the resort, and spend your day soaking and admiring the view. You will NOT regret it…I promise:)

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