Laguna de Yahuarcocha, Ibarra

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Once the scene of a bloody massacre Laguna de Yahuarcocha is thought to be around 12,000 years old. Visit this tranquil lake, which is said to be a relic of the post glacial period. Today the lake is abundant with bird life and is a popular recreational area. Watch for herons, egrets, and ducks. Take advantage of the serene water by going canoeing, swimming, and fishing. Leave time to visit one of the many restaurants along the lakeshore, which serve fresh fish from the lake. Before you head to Ibarra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ibarra trip app , to make sure you see all that Ibarra has to offer, including Laguna de Yahuarcocha.
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  • The best 0.50 cvs of toll that I paid in my life! To turn to the lagoon and revel in the landscape. Not fail to go to the boat that makes the crossing on the Lake for $1.50 per adult... great The best toll ever paid 0.50 cents! Go around the lagoon, and enjoy the view and marvelous sightseeing. Enjoy the boat ride for $1.50 each just great!
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  • Is a site easy reach, has a cuisine typical of its people, its specialty, roast fish, baked, fried, etc there is much diversity in its landscapes, excellent viewpoints towards the Lake, boat rides, you can see the Speedway, if is this from Lucky enjoys racing training, is a spectacular place to visit.
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  • A picturesque lagoon, a place that can not miss if you are Ibarra, can walk/bike/car around the edge of the lagoon.
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