Welcome to Baeza & Around
This friendly former Spanish missionary and trading outpost, first founded in 1548, is a serene stop-off en route to the jungle, and a tourism destination just waiting to erupt, thanks to the superb nearby hiking and white-water rafting. The restaurants here also stand out above almost everywhere else in the Oriente. For now, though, it's just the nearby volcano, Volcán Reventador, that's doing the erupting. The town is divided into Baeza Colonial (1km above the road to Papallacta/Lago Agrio on the way to Tena and by far the best bit) and more-populated Baeza Nueva Andalucia (1km further along).