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Laguna Cuicocha, Otavalo
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A place for a lovely view with a huge Lake formed in the crater of a dormant volcano, trails to hike and take beautiful pictures with a mini Museum tells the story of how the lake formed and also a bit of wildlife and animals of the region a great place to have fun as a family or alone.
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  • This site is beautiful and relaxing . You can enjoy of the silence and the beautiful panoramas Blue in the water is so so cute and the around is cool. Walk around of Crater take 5 hours but is amazing...  more »
  • We were visiting and we loved it, especially because we were able to turn in boat, also the landscape is that you find is unique, a place worth knowing.
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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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