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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. Our Ibarra family vacation planner makes visiting Laguna de Yahuarcocha and other Ibarra attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The history of the lake is really interesting. We viewed the lake from in the mountains above and then had the tilapia from the lake for dinner which was really good. Overall, it is a nice place for f...  more »
  • I got the bus here, then walked to the mirador and walked back to town. It makes for a nice afternoon out. Lots of small restaurants selling the same food, but it's good and fresh. Good views of the l...  more »
  • Ibarra is one of the tourist destinations in Ecuador that you can not miss. Its charm and culture make it one of the most important tourist destinations in Ecuador. This is located one and a half hour...  more »