$6 taxi from Cotacachi and what a wonderful view. What use to be a volcano is now a spectator sight to see. Small shops and rest room as well as restaurant on site make for a lovely day. No Admission fee and you can take...More
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About 1,5hours away from Otavalo with bus + taxi truck. It is a very nice hike when the weather is good but the weather can change quicky so make sure you have both hat and sunscreen AND rain jacket. The altitude is around 4000m which...More
Its a high mountain crater lake. Trails were nicely kept. We came with a guide and driver who explained all of the markers and ceremonial sites to us. If we hadn't of had them , it would have been very confusing/anti-climatic as there is no...More
Just a short taxi ride from Cotacachi (15-20 mins) this natural wonder is a sight to behold! The family run restaurant above the crater is called El Mirador offers panoramic views and a trail down to the lake. Try the Trucha! The trail from the...More
This is a great location for just a few minutes to hours if you like to hike. The views of the lake and country side are the best. Be sure to dress harmly and wear good hiking shoes if you plan to hit the ridge.
Beautiful lake located only about 20 minutes outside of Cotacachi. We only had time to hike a bit of the path around the lake, but want to return in the future for the full 14 km hike around it!
Laguana Cuicocha is just 15 minutes from Cotacachi. It is a very good road and the road is well marked. There is a restaurant that serves full meals. The food is Ecuadorian and of good quality. The atmosphere is very peaceful and the service is...More
We were in Otavalo and decided to head out here. Since I was feeling a little sick we opted to take the boat tour instead of hiking around the rim. It was a lot of fun! You get a free drink as well afterwards and...More
Well worth a visit and if you have time recommend doing the hike around the lake. Took us about 4 hours including rests/photos. Very easy to get there from Otavalo. Go to bus station and get a bus going to Cotacacchi but get off at...More