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Location : 14 kilometres to the northwest of Otavalo.
Altitude : 10.496 ft (3 200m)
Weather : Ranges between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Diameter : kilometres.
Accessibility : : Easily accessible by road from Otavalo.

Description of Cuicocha Lagoon

Located 14 kilometres to the northwest of Otavalo, the Cuicocha Lagoon has been a dormant volcano since the 700s. Its crater is now home to a lake whose colours can vary from deep blue to emerald green.
The Cuicocha Lagoon will allow you to walk around the lake for 4 hours.

Activities in Cuicocha

Trekking and hiking:

Hike around the Cuicocha lagoon (3 to 5 hours).

: Accessible to everyone

Boat trip on the lagoon:

On a small boat, take a tour (for around 1 hour) around the lake to discover all its secrets (accessible to all).

: Accessible to everyone

Ascent to Cotacachi Volcano

Cotacachi Volcano ascent 16.216 ft (4,944m): The Cotacachi volcano ascent is considered difficult owing to its verticality and certain passages of climbs with ropes.

: Difficult ascent

Markets around Cuicocha

Otavalo Market: Every day, Saturday being the main day.
Cotacachi Village: Leather garment factory