We took a day trip coming up to the mirador by bus and then hiked back downcton Baños. It was really worth it and very cheap. I recommend going in the week as I can see how it could get busy easily. Our experience was great because of the lack of people!
We had a couple hours playing on the swing and (very tame) zipline and getting snacks at the cafe. Very reasonable entry price at $1. The views are so good as well and its easy to get the famous swing photo!
Don't pay $10 for the tour. Its definitely not worth that! Its so easy to get the $1 bus (times are online) and you won't have a limited time there.
There are plenty of hikes down to the town after too, just make sure it's a dry day as some hikes aren't doable when its raining.
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