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Peguche Waterfall, Peguche

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Stroll down a cobblestone path and through lush green vegetation to see Peguche Waterfall. This 18 m (50 ft) waterfall serves as an indigenous ceremonial site, where locals carry out traditional rituals a few days prior to their sun and harvest celebration. The water flowing down this waterfall starts at the foothills of the Imbabura volcano and then travels downstream by the river Peguche after falling off the overhang here. Look for the hummingbirds, owls, small snakes, frogs, lizards, and rabbits that make up the local wildlife. For Peguche Waterfall and beyond, use our Otavalo vacation generator to get the most from your Otavalo vacation.
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Where to stay in Otavalo

With the market town's growing international reputation, good quality accommodations have cropped up in Otavalo in recent years to meet the boom in tourism. Choose between characterful posadas (guesthouses) offering simple rooms in rustic buildings, or opt for one of the slightly larger hotels. Book early to avoid disappointment, given the relative lack of rooms available; alternatively, consider staying in Ibarra to the north, where the choice of lodgings is far greater.
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  • Great place to visit, and it's free. However you can leave a donation. Waterfalls were beautiful. If you like camping you can do this here as well. Not far from Otavalo.  more »
  • The Peguche Waterfall is a pretty nice waterfall, but I would not describe it as one of Ecuadors highlights. It is easy accessible trip from Otavalo and the Waterfall can be quite big if it rained a l...  more »
  • Really close from Otavalo the Peguche waterfalls are a beautiful place to visit if you like green areas and not in the mood for extremely long walks. They have camping area, parking lots, small pools ...  more »