Dangers & Annoyances

Eruptions of Tungurahua force locals to evacuate about every five years. In recent years the volcano has been quite active. This said, it’s a well-monitored situation and shouldn’t be a major concern. Ask your hotel staff about evacuation procedures in the event of an eruption.

Reports of robberies on the trails outside Baños have dropped. Hiring a guide is a good way to contribute to the local economy and reduce your risk.

Police Station



Laundry joints are plentiful (per kg $1.50).

Tourist Information

Tourist office Lots of info, free maps and emergency evacuation information.