Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga

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#5 of 7 in Parks in Cotopaxi Province
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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 vacation builder 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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  • A hike that lasts about an hour depending on the physical state can be. The views are beautiful and there are different viewpoints to sit and rest.
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  • The lagoon has a spectacular view is a very nice place and you can walk around and can see several birds
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  • The lake is worth getting out and walking around for all of the bird life. Andean Lapwing, Andean Teal, and Andean Gulls are nesting in the marshes and can be best seen from the walk. Views of Cotopax...  more »

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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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