Cascada el Pailón
Impressive Beauty. Spectacular Views. Natural Ecuador.
About the Cascada el Pailón del Diablo
The Cascada el Pailón del Diablo is a spectacular natural wonder which lies on the edge of the cloud forest. At an impressive 265 feet, the thunderous waterfall emits high columns of swirling mist and showcases the untouched beauty of Ecuador. Awe-inspiring and breath-taking, the waterfall is named as one of the biggest single-drop waterfalls in Ecuador. However, there is more than just a waterfall! Brave the exciting & uniquely inclined suspension bridges, walk the beautiful riverside, explore the impressive flora and fauna and enjoy incredible up-close balconies! There’s always adventure at the Cascada el Pailón. Only from the Cascada el Pailón can the falls be seen up close from top to bottom.
Two incredible suspension bridges span the mountainous property of the Cascada el Pailón to create impressive views of the waterfall and surrounding landscape. The largest bridge is built sloping at a 30-degree angle, a feat of engineering found in only in a few locations worldwide. Adventure across these bridges and experience “new heights” in the amazon.
At the Cascada el Pailón, we have created a haven for the incredible birds of the rainforest and have conserved much of the natural vegetation. With the help of experts, we’ve cultivated vegetation that attracts some of the most amazing birds like Cock of the Rock to the property. Our beautiful flora also blooms year-round thanks to the wonderful climate of the cloud forest. Check out the hydrangea blooms and orchids to start!
Begin your adventure!
The Cascada el Pailón entrance is located about 20 minutes down the road towards Puyo from Baños in the town of Rio Verde. You can book a “Waterfall tour” in a taxi or on a Chiva bus for the easiest way to get to the property. If you take a public bus to Rio Verde, look for the signage or follow the road in front of the town soccer field. Don’t cross over the Rio Verde – if you do, you’ve gone too far and will miss the best possible view of the waterfall.
We are open Monday thru Thurs 9:00am to 22:30pm, Friday through Sun 8:00am to 23:00pm. Occasionally, our hours are extended over special holiday weekends. Plan to stay around as little as ½ hour , but 1-2 hours is best…or join us all day!
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