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Stairs Pailon del Diablo, Ecuador

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An amazing natural landmark, known far beyond Ecuador, is a waterfall with the frightening name the Devil's Cauldron (Pailon del Diablo Waterfall). To make looking at its beauty more convenient, a spiral staircase has been cut down on a rock for numerous tourists. It literally covers the streams of the waterfall and allows you to view it from all sides. The staircase alternates with small observation platforms and against the background of the fantastic mountain landscapes surrounding it looks simply inimitable.

Stairs Pailon del Diablo, Ecuador Some sections of the staircase are constantly hidden in a thick fog of spray, tourists are usually recommended to put on raincoats. Despite the fact that the stone staircase may at first glance seem completely safe and even beautiful, it is rather insidious. Stone steps are uneven and have different height, in addition, from the falling spray, they are always very slippery, so climbing the stairs should be extremely careful.

The staircase has also some interesting secrets. It is connected to narrow passages in the rocks. Through these corridors, one can get as close as possible to the streams of the waterfall. But some of them are so small that it is necessary to move around them literally on all fours. After walking up the steep stairs and replenishing your photo archive with spectacular pictures, you can go to a more comfortable and relaxing part of the rest. At the foot of the waterfall there are several attractive restaurants and recreation areas, where you can relax and just enjoy the surrounding natural splendour. Next - Stairs to Machu Picchu

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ATM bankomat: 'CPN-Riobamba' located in 52 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Oscar' in 26 km
Supermarket: 'Centro Comercial Isama 2' in 40 km
Apotheek: 'Cruz Azul rio Sta Marianita' in 50 km
Police station: 'Jefatura de Policia No 5' in 49 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Urban Gourmet' in 49 km
Railway station: 'Estación Riobamba' in 51 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Mariscal Lamar Airport CUE - in 121 km
 »  Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport GYE - in 172 km
 »  Mariscal Sucre Airport UIO - in 208 km
 »  Manta Airport MEC - in 286 km
 »  Esmeraldas Airport ESM - in 360 km
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Best hotels near Stairs Pailon del Diablo

Hotel Glamour

Located in 51 km from Stairs Pailon del Diablo
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Rooms: 42
Glamour has rooms with cable TV and private bathrooms with showers. Rooms with spa baths can also be booked. Multiplaza Shopping Mall is a 5-minute … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Spa Casa Real

Located in 52 km from Stairs Pailon del Diablo
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Rooms: 26
The elegant rooms in Hotel Spa Casa Real feature private bathrooms, TVs, and minibars. Guests at Hotel Spa Casa Real can explore the historic centre … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Europa

Located in 60 km from Stairs Pailon del Diablo
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Rooms: 25
Decorated in warm hues, rooms at Europa Hotel feature large windows offering city views. All of them have seating areas and private bathrooms. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking
River View Hosteria Spa

Located in 67 km from Stairs Pailon del Diablo
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Rooms: 7

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