Mirador Shalala
Mirador Shalala
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Gilda G
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Shalala was a beautifully built center and trails to enjoy the Quilotoa volcano lake. The trails were nicely done, the area was easy to explore and more nature oriented than the Quilotoa lake village. If you are not used to high altitud, you need to go slow and take breaks. Also you can ask for suggestions that help with altitud. It was worth the extra drive. The road was not paved in areas.
Written 8 March 2020
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ccentenob
Guayaquil, Ecuador2 contributions
Feb 2020
The view is worth it, it costs only $ 2, parking included. Do not forget to walk slowly for those who are not used to that level of altitude.
Written 5 March 2020
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Paul L.
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Feb 2020
Best pix are from atop the Mirador (not necessarily down at water level in the crater). Making your way down to water level is challenging as the decline is steep, even more exhausting coming back up (but there are horses and donkeys at the bottom to take you back up for $10).
The town of Quilotoa is pleasant to walk through (little restaurant at near the end of town had the best price ($4) we've seen for cuy (y patas).
Written 14 February 2020
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DisgruntledScotLass
Edinburgh, UK116 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place if you are passing by, but I wouldn't spend more than a couple of hours here. I wouldn't do a full day tour here but perhaps there were other activities here that you can do that I've missed.
Written 27 January 2020
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Steve M
Providence, RI127 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
If you take the Ecuador Hop! to Quilotoa or Banos, this will be one of the stops. The various vistas here I thought were better than the ones you get in the village, but you really can't go wrong. Certainly worth a stop.
Written 17 January 2020
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JN Travels
Ontario, Canada560 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The town of Quilotoa, we thought was very touristy. Lots of over priced hotels/hostels, restaurants and gift shops.

The crater lake itself is stunning. The hike around the rim will take you about 4-5hrs. Or you can hike to the lake and rent a kayak or horse.
Many people were having breathing issues from the altitude. So be cautious.

We had a lovely picnic just off the trail. Beautiful spot. Great energy.

Bring your passport as they ask you to register before hiking.

The public bus back to Latacunga ends at 5:30pm so keep that in mind for your day trip. A direct bus will cost $2 per person one way. And depending on how many times the bus stops to pick people up the trip can take 2-3 hours.

Written 9 May 2019
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Slowly Anywhere
161 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Love this place, it is a nice spot to have a break while hiking the Quilotoa loop. The New from here is spectacular. Unfortunately, the Shalala community was closed when we went there but we enjoyed so much the mirador.
Written 20 April 2019
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sporty1823
Cedar Rapids, IA352 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth visiting, there are no bad views of this crater lake, it is beautiful all around. This is a good place to watch sunrise if it is a clear morning (wasn't for us, but still beautiful). Also the option to hike down to the bottom. There is an option to hire a mule for the hike back up which I was very glad I did!.
Written 23 February 2019
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Cmcorzo
Feldafing, Germany145 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I went to the platform in a shared tour, before going to the crater. The view is breathtaking, best place for pictures.
Written 17 February 2019
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ABM817
Panama City, Panama22 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Beautiful place overlooking the Quilotoa Lake. Its a 10 min hike to the "mirador"; which is a beautiful wooden platform.

From there you can hike down to the lake.
Written 30 September 2018
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