Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

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#83 of 192 in Wildlife in Ecuador
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  • This is an amazing and beautiful location. It is moderate to difficult walk depending on you ability, it is undulating with some steep but not lengthy up hills. Worth it as the views all around and ov...  more »
  • A wonderful site out in nature surrounded by beauty. The trail up and up around the rim of the former volcano overlooks a stunning lake and has many beautiful flowers. The views across the plains also...  more »
  • The reserve's giant, the trail that skirts the lagoon has 14 km with the course which lasts 5 hours of walking. There is the possibility to make smaller trails. The place is beautiful, the pond is amazing and has a wonderful legend about volcanoes that fall in love. Perfect for those who enjoy hiking trails, breath-taking views. It's worth it!
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  • Great place! The Loop is very easy to find and it's easy to medium level, when we went it was raining a little bit, so the road went a little bit slippery. I highly recommend going there with Mountain boots and rain jacket. Definitely worth it.
  • Special place, well worth the effort of walking around. The views change quite a lot so I really would encourage you to go all the way around. It takes 5 hours so get there before lunch, last entrance is at 5 and I think there is 24 hour security so if you get there late and need a taxi back to Cotacachi you're not completely screwed.
  • This is an amazing place to visit.there is a trail to hike around the lake, which takes about 4.5 hour to traverse, and there is a local museum to learn more about the history of the surrounding region. It is a really nice place to visit.
  • Love this place. Nice little museum. Wonderful trails.
  • stunning place with incredible biodiversity. very clean and well mantained
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