We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful Lake with two islands”
Review of Laguna Cuicocha

Laguna Cuicocha
Book In Advance
More Info
$66.00*
and up
Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Located west of the Chota River, this extinct eroded volcano is best known for its deep crater lake and two lava islands.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
226 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake with two islands”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a lovely walk round the crater not too strenuous but a good four hour workout. You can also take a boat trip round the islands. You need to take a bus from Otovalo and then a taxi or a small van to take you up. Getting back is not so easy if lucky you might get a small van or hitch a lift. There are very few taxis so some poeple might prefer to organise a taxi back on the way out.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank JosephineSalvador
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

671 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    388
    233
    46
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“freezing”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

12 000 feet above the sea is better to go when is sony, enjoy the landscape and the variete of the nature. Really beautiful place take the 2 hours needed to see this place

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Sylvain G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Beautiful views of the whole area on a clear day. The walk around the lake takes about 4 hous but it's very plesant.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank lf106
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
593 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Not so special”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a nice little lake with small islands but probably not worth a special trip to visit. Boat trips around the islands are possible, and there are the usual tourist stalls, but when we visited no tourists.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank yns_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
148 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Not the best laguna, but ok to visit”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

It's not the best lagoon to be visited, but if you happen to be in the area, you may as well drop by. There is a short bushwalk if you are interested.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank cewcil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Laguna Cuicocha also viewed

Otavalo, Imbabura Province
 
Otavalo, Imbabura Province
Otavalo, Imbabura Province
 

Been to Laguna Cuicocha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing