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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  • September 26, 2017
    This lake is most beautiful to visit in the morning. Not a lot of people (except on Sundays) and there is a little tower where you can spot the birds with their nests. Nice to go with the kids for the...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    It is a large lagoon with landscape worthy of a safe photo!... It is a nice place and which has at its disposal several restaurants nearby where you can taste a rich tilapia or trout. It is to be with family and friends. However, is go photo eat and after pa does not have many things going on there, so consider the time.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Were in may 2016 г. Jaguarkocha Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides, it is popular among the local population, despite its scary name. Translated from Quechua language name of the Lake means "bloody" in memory of the brutal battle of the Incas with local tribes. It is true, no one bathes due to cold water, but go by boat or catamaran can be. It is the smallest Lake in this province, which is also called "Lakeland".
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