Laguna de Yahuarcocha, Ibarra

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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  • This wasn’t the most scenic of lakes i have ever seen. It was surrounded by a main road and you couldn’t actually walk around the lake without having to walk along the main road. It’s worth getting a ...  more »
  • Lagoon surrounded by unsurpassed scenery, where can jog, walk or go by bike since it has a 10 KM race track and the inside of 5 km. inside the lagoon exists and people of Yahuarcocha where citizens have created a great food court for to all kinds of Diners, ideal place to spend a few hours with the family out of the noise of the city, a few minutes from the center of Ibarra, visit Yahuarcocha and you will be surprised by its unique places to take pictures.
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  • It is a pleasant place for walking, enjoying the landscape. There are also places for lunch. The boat with driver ride is very cool, or if you can handle yourself and exercise are cycling to wherever you want. There is also a walk in a little worm to around the Lake. Or you can walk or go by your own car. In the end is a beautiful place.
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