Ecuador Travels – Baños (1 of 2)

Baños is a small city located in the central part of Ecuador. It’s full name is Baños de Agua Santa (“Baths of Holy Water”) and it is named after the hot springs located around the city which have a reputation of having healing properties due to the various minerals they contain. It is surrounded by several active volcanoes, including Tungurahua, which is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador.

Most people come to Banos to leave it for adventure activities or tours to other locations, though we spend the day exploring the town, which includes the Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa (“Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water”), a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to thank the Virgin of the Holy Water for her many miracles.

All photos taken with the Nikon Z6 and 14-30mm f/4 or 24-70mm f/4 lens. Processed using Photoshop CC and either Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro or Silver Efex Pro.

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