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Laguna Cuicocha, Otavalo
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Densely forested mounds and volcanoes rise out of scenic Laguna Cuicocha, lending it a serene atmosphere. Many hiking trails and nature spots surround the hazy blue lake and provide ample viewing opportunities of the surrounding scenery, colorful wildflowers, and local bird population. The trails are best traveled clockwise, as the opposite direction is largely uphill. Using our online itinerary creator, Otavalo attractions like Laguna Cuicocha can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Worthwhile for families of all ages. To note: in the middle of the hike, there are two picnic areas which are covered. Water, food and don't forget sunscreen and sun protection. The Sun can be very strong, therefore on cloudy days more enjoyable. The rest. Mirador can beer lovers of the dust's throat out, in the lagoon there are Canelazo (similar to white mulled wine, with u without alcohol available. Be sure phone number of the taxi driver, from the entrance erspahrt long waiting times to get back to the village record. Have fun
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  • Otavalo is beautiful! and the lagoon is perfect to visit one morning in family, facilities include sale of crafts, boat ride on the Lake with a guide who will tell the story of the place. The return of the ride, there are typical snacks and water of cinnamon that can be ordered with a ticket as part of the ride or buy more in place. It is recommended to go warm and that most of the climate, in the lagoon one ends a little wet.
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  • Located in the crater of a volcano, this pond has a few islands and a stunning color during sunny days. If you're lucky, you can see the bubbles sprouting during the boat ride. If you don't want to do the full walk around her, at least make of 15 minutes from the Museum to the entrance.
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  • Lovely lake created from ancient volcanic eruption. Area has 3 climates: depending on your altitude.
  • Beautiful trek but very short
  • Cute place, the lagoon has a spectacular blue shade
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  • A beautiful place
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  • Laguna Cuicocha, beautiful natural place, the flap of a volcano where there is an island in the middle of the lagoon. In the place you can tour the lagoon by boat at a good price. the town of Cotacachi must be crossed to reach the Lake.
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