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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  • We walked the path that is along the Lake. Scenic and photographic point of view is the best you can imagine. Well worth the visit and fatigue.
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  • Don't have more than shoes and comfortable clothes, and patience so that the landscape surprised 'sometimes Cotopaxi decides to give his elegant presence' and even if this covered with clouds rabbits, chiquiraguas and birds around the Lake make this bed one of these former unique disputing of life!
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  • Located on the road to the Cotopaxi volcano, offers a beautiful landscape to take beautiful photos and take a walk around...
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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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