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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El paseo por la laguna es simplemente increíble!, hay como dar la vuelta todo el contorno de la laguna en auto, trotando o en bicicleta, cualquiera de la opciones ofrece un paisaje único y maravilloso... more »The walk along the lagoon is simply amazing!, there are like flip all the contours of the lagoon by car, jogging or cycling, any of the options offers a unique and wonderful landscape that can only be found here!... Also there are walk on water bikes, boats or boats really recommend by the view from the center of the lagoon to steal your breath away and will recover for a moments peace and the joy that one has to be surrounded by nature and the music of the soft br ISA brought from the mountains, herons and ducks that there have found their home. The food, don't worry, there are excellent restaurants and hotels. There is a viewpoint which can visit where a statue of the "Archangel Michael" patron and protector of Ibarra, is why the city is called "San Miguel de Ibarra" and that it would complement your visit to the lagoon, not only will be a great memory but also a great vis City of Ibarra and Taita Imbabura Ta an extinct volcano made a long time ago and that accompany them throughout their visit. You can bring snacks or camping by the pond, looking for a place where they feel at ease and enjoy. Entry cost you 0.50 cents of dollar per car and can as I mentioned them to explore the lagoon without time limit. Even during travel can be found with a rock where tells the story the Incas beat the Cayambe in 1487 and eliminated them cortandoles head on that rock, to be then launched into the lagoon, that due to the large number of dead has become red po r blood; from there its name "Yaguarcocha" that in quichua means "blood Lake"... It is only one part to discover the wonders of the province of Imbabura, please do not forget to visit the "helados de paila", "nogadas with smaller" sweets, "Mojanda" gaps, "Peguche" waterfall, visit the snowy "Cayambe", the cakes in the city of Cayambe, if you like handicrafts and a good poncho in Otavalo to plaza de poncho and the Lake "San Pablo" it will be the first to receive them, where can also enjoy a great view!... There is much to discover, encourage that is worthwhile and will be a part of Imbabura in his heart!...
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 »
Laguna rodeada por paisajes insuperables, en donde se puede trotar, caminar o ir en bicicleta ya que cuenta con una pista de carreras de 10 KM y la interna de 5 km. Dentro de la laguna existe e pueblo... 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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