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Laguna Cuicocha

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Address: Otavalo/Cotacachi area, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Located west of the Chota River, this extinct eroded volcano is best known...

Located west of the Chota River, this extinct eroded volcano is best known for its deep crater lake and two lava islands.

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The lagoon of cuicocha is a very beautiful place, because it is one alaguna that is located inside the crater of a volcano, this place is very beautiful popular addition is very... read more

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lagoon of cuicocha is a very beautiful place, because it is one alaguna that is located inside the crater of a volcano, this place is very beautiful popular addition is very visited by all kinds of people as children to older adults, there is a building near the lagoon that sells all kinds of memory visitors. In it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lagoon of Cuicocha is a spectacular place. This lagoon has a volcanic origin, this lagoon is formed by an eruption that caused the formation of islets inside the lagoon. It is formed by two islets which have the names of Yerovi the smallest and Teodoro Wolf the largest, the two separated by a channel called Ensueño, there is no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cotacachi, the magical city located in Imbabura- Ecuador. This city is very surprising because it is one of the ones that has the best landscape in the world because there is a lake and this is very peculiar because it is formed in the crater of a volcano. Is amazing to walk around this lake by the way that there... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Laguna de Cuicocha is truly a magical and charming place to get out of the rut and have a good time with friends or family. Located a few kilometers from Cotacachi, it is born from the implosion of the volcano and has two islets in its center, considered as one of the most beautiful of the Province, so designated... More 

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Otavalo is one of the cities where many of the roots of national culture are still preserved. Is a beautiful canton located in the north of the country, is in the province of Imbabura. Canton full of cultural and gastronomic traditions. The people of the Otavaleña culture have their unique and original clothing maintain their customs, ideas, beliefs, dress, and... More 

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Ibarra, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cuicocha Lake is a surprising place, it is a very large place, besides its lagoon is very beautiful, well this lagoon is in the ecological reserve "cotacahi- cayapas". This lagoon is in the city of cotacachi to its surroundings, is located 5 km from the city of cotacachi, when entering the reserve, there is a place where you must register... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around the lake is breathtaking. Wear your walking shoes. Take a stick too. And dont go if afraid of height... some passage are one foot wide... but no problem if you have done walks in mountains before. View is lovely. Ancient volcano in fact. Well ancient... but there is an area which is known to be exceptionally warm,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes about half an hour to drive to Lake Cuicocha from Otavalo and entrance is free. The crater lake is surrounded by nature reserve land, part of which can be walked safely (it is not advisable to go beyond the formal paths unless in a large group, due to potential security issues). There is a useful interpretation centre and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can take the moderately strenuous hike all the way around the rim if you have all day, or just walk as far as you like and turn back. The views are stunning on a clear day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great National Reserve. Nice hotel onsite. Hiking trail around lake. Craft vendors onsite. Can hire a boat ride cheaply. No fish in lake!

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