Laguna Cuicocha, Cotacachi

Densely forested mounds and volcanoes rise out of scenic Laguna Cuicocha, lending it a serene atmosphere. Many hiking trails and nature spots surround the hazy blue lake and provide ample viewing opportunities of the surrounding scenery, colorful wildflowers, and local bird population. The trails are best traveled clockwise, as the opposite direction is largely uphill. Make Laguna Cuicocha a centerpiece of your Cotacachi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cotacachi trip planner .
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  • 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...  more »
  • It is a beautiful lagoon... can turn walk or climb on boats to take a walk or simply admire its beauty from the shore while you take a cup of coffee
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  • 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!  more »
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  • At a sunny day its just such a beautiful scenery. The walk around takes between 3.5 an 5 hours depending on your physical condition and is definitely worth doing it. And also the boatride is quite nice even if it's a short one.
  • Nice, you can walk around the crater lake.
  • beautiful volcano
  • Beautiful place to enjoy a great natural scenery and hiking. Perform the circumambulation of the lagoon has an average time of 5 hours. There are craft shops to buy souvenir and coffee. Trips may also be done by boat. Is only 3 hours from Quito
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  • Beautiful scenery, crystal clear blue water
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