“The Cauldron of the Devil”
The Paílón del Diablo is a fairly large waterfall (located on the Pastaza River) just 30 minutes away from the town of Baños in Ecuador. It is considered to be one of the most popular attractions in the area. The name of the waterfall in Spanish (Paílón del Diablo) means in English ”Cauldron of the Devil”. it is free to view it from the suspension bridge, you can pay about 0.50$ and walk the path that get closer to this amazing waterfall. "Covered with dense jungle from all sides, the visit to the waterfall Pailon Del Diablo could also be as a bird watching Tour as one of the attractions of interest. You can see a number of bird species in the forests. Some types of birds like ducks, gulls, Andean condor, curiquingue, congos, pilco real or chicken and Hummingbird flowers, real, and peak of the sword. In addition to the birds you can see species such as bear, glasses, mono machin, tapir, jaguar, puma, hedgehog, and guanta and bot pangolin. Not less interesting flora like pumamaqui, yagual, Ramos, gentians, grass, frailejon Bromeliaceae, Anthurium, Heliconia and Palm also adorn the beauty all around. Mosses and ferns exist around the waterfall also complement the beauty that is perfect for travelers." The Troncal Amazonas highway parallels the river from Baños to Puyo, passing through seven tunnels, and four major waterfalls that are touristic destinations for many Ecuadorians (Agoyan and Pailon del Diablo being the most popular.) Just past the town of Santa Inez, the Pastaza River crosses into the province of Pastaza, where it forms the boundary between that province and Morona-Santiago. At the town of Mera, shortly before reaching Puyo, the river exits the mountains and flows into a wide valley, becoming wider and shallower.
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