How to get to Baños from Lago Agrio?

Baños de Agua Santa is located in the province of Tungurahua, it has perfect landscapes that allows you to enjoy the most exuberant vegetation. Its viewpoints, hot springs, rivers and waterfalls that are originated from Pastaza River, make it the ideal place to practice adventure sports. It is undoubtedly a unique and unforgettable experience for anyone who has traveled outside their country of origin. It is a place where the natural elements are very powerful and the spiritual aspects even more. You will leave Baños with a completely new perspective on life and nature.

To get to this place, you can do it in two ways, either by private car or by interprovincial buses that have this city as part of their destination.

By car

If you have a car, you must take the E20 or also known as Panamericana, this highway to the city of Puyo, then take the E30 highway that its final destination is the city of Baños de Agua Santa. Throughout the trip you will pass through Francisco de Orellana - Loreto - Tena - Santa Clara - Puyo and finally you will arrive at Baños de Agua Santa.

The trip by car can last between 8 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours, the time will depend on the flow of traffic and the conditions of the road.

Remember to respect the speed limits to avoid fines and traffic violations.

Interprovincial bus

There are interprovincial bus companies that have Baños de Agua Santa as their destination, in the same way there are others that go to cities located in the sierra region and you can make stopovers at each terminal that arrives.

Interprovincial transportation to Baños de Agua Santa is at Lago Agrio Terminal, located on the streets of Av. del Chofer and Av. Manuela Sáenz. More specifically, it is located near the Sucumbíos Judicial Unit public building and the GAD government office of the Sucumbíos Province.

But the best way to go to Baños is to take a bus to the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and from there take the interprovincial buses that have the city of Baños as one of the destinations. This is the best way since there are more schedule options. This Terrestrial Terminal of Coca Puerto Francisco de Orellana is located on Calle Seis de Diciembre and Huataraco, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In order to travel on interprovincial buses, it is advisable to follow the following points:

1. Take care of the furniture, do not throw waste or paper on the bus.

2. Do not recline the seat without first asking the person traveling behind you.

3. It is not recommended to smoke or consume alcoholic beverages during your journey.

4. It is advisable to place your luggage in the bus holds and only carry the necessary papers and money that is required.

5. Do not take unnecessary things that will bother you at the time of the trip.

The cooperatives that offer the frequency Lago Agrio- Banos de Agua Santa are the following:

• Loja Internacional

• Transportes Baños

• Putumayo

• San Francisco Cooperative

• San Cristóbal International

Prices range are from $17 to $20; this depends on which bus cooperative you take.

To check the departure times, you can search their website, consult through social networks, call the contact or consult directly at the box office.

Remember when traveling to be aware of your belongings and, finally, enjoy your destination of Baños de Agua Santa!