Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga

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Take a trip to Laguna de Limpiopungo, one of the most visited places in Cotopaxi National Park. Stroll along the man-made trail that surrounds the perimeter of the lake. As you hike, watch for plants, flowers, and birds such as Andean gulls and mountain ducks that are indigenous to the area. Be sure to take your time, many need the time to acclimatize to the oxygen levels, as the lake is located at an altitude of 3,892 m (12,769 ft) above sea level. Bring warm clothes so you can dress in layers. Use our Latacunga trip itinerary planning site to visit Laguna de Limpiopungo on your trip to Latacunga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Excellent access roads, a landscape that your retina will never forget the majestic cotopaxi near the ideal place to enjoy a field day with your friends or family, enjoy nature
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  • Ride of an hour around the lagoon. No difficulty. Very well maintained trail. Frequented by rabbits. Beautiful plateau at the foot of the volcano. Nice and quiet.
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  • We booked a room in a nice hacienda 4 km from the park, but the min package to enter the park was 73 usd per person if you were 2 people. Therefore we decided to save the 146 usd and hike by ourselves...  more »
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  • Visit it is forced is pass road to the ascent of Cotopaxi. The lagoon offers a commanding view of the volcano, the plain, migratory birds and wild horses Total recommended
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  • It is a relatively small pond located at the foot of the volcano heart. It is a shallow laguno so much of it is covered by herbs. There is a trail to walk around the lagoon. There is also a path by which you can climb the volcano heart that this as 5 h of walk.
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  • A pleasant walk of approach to the summits of the Condor's stone can be from the lagoon.
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Where to stay in Latacunga

Latacunga's historic center offers the best choice of accommodations, with the chance to stay in a characterful area conveniently close to the main urban attractions and amenities. Accommodation types include hotels set in colonial-era buildings, as well as hostels for budget-conscious vacationers. Farther from the town center you can explore a few boutique hotels and simple guesthouses along residential streets, while the area close to the airport has business-style hotels with basic rooms, ideal for those wishing to drop their bags and head off to explore the region's many natural landmarks.
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