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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pujili, Quilotoa 050150, Ecuador
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank JeffNadiaTravels
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank slowlyanywhere
Reviewed February 23, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed February 17, 2019

I went to the platform in a shared tour, before going to the crater. The view is breathtaking, best place for pictures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cmcorzo
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ABM817
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

A lovely view of a crater lake with an option of a great walking tour around the lake which can take you few hours if the weather is good. Dont miss it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We were so pleased to take the off road track to go to the Shalala Mirador. The view is even more spectacular from that angle than the classic mirador in the small town of Quilatoa. Well worth the diversion.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank EarthtravellerUD
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Once you arrive Quilotoa village and would like to do more than just stay in the hotel, make a small trip to Mirador Shalala - it will take you a maximum of 1 hour to take there, the same time to come back.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank devcezhor
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

While this is a popular destination for hikers, it's also a great experience for families too! Just know that getting back up is steep and hard. My husband wore our 18 month old son on his back and really struggled getting up. You can thankfully...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank meliDyr
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Besides trying to go there on a clear and sunny day, I would also recommend observing Quilotoa not from the main viewpoint where everybody goes (sorry, but don't remember the name of the community that runs it) and which offers a donkey ride back from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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March 18, 2019|
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Response from ABM817 | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was closed and so eas the restaurant. There is some lodging in the town nearby but I found difficult ti find in websites such as booking. I'd recommend opening Google maps and "hunt" for possible lodgings... More
September 22, 2017|
Response from Indiana_Jonesse | Reviewed this property |
hay un nuevo restaurante en el alojamiento operado por la gente local. Sólo abre ciertas horas. Esa es la mejor apuesta que tienes para comidas decentes.