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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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  • To weigh that had rain, we could enjoy of the beauty of this place. With Sun must be a real wonder. As discussed, it is a volcano and is is completely covered with water, with the exception of two islets. Nice view and good place to enjoy
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  • A $5 taxi ride (seems there are no local buses to this spot) from Cotacachi - this is a nice lake. Good views if you take the little (unsigned) track from the parking area up to the restaurant on the ...  more »
  • Is hidden in the Andes, but it's still a lovely place to see the crater of this extinct volcano. It's cold, get a shelter.
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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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