We decided to do some sightseeing while we were recently in Cotacachi. On one of our days, we went to Cuicocha Lagoon with our friends Jim & Rachel who moved from Cuenca to Cotacachi last fall. We took the boat ride on the lagoon which is in the crater of an active volcano. It is only 7 miles away from Cotacachi on the hillside of the volcano “Mama Cotacachi”. Cuicocha is a young volcano that started its activity 4,500 years ago.
The lagoon is within a volcanic caldera, which is why there is not much aquatic life. This caldera lake has clear turquoise waters, which change hue according to the wind direction and angle of the sun. For more information, visit their website at: www.cuicocha.org.
CABINS ON THE EDGE OF THE LAGOON
You will be able to rest in the cozy cabins in the tranquility of nature. There are cabins for double, triple and family on the edge of the lagoon with a total capacity of up to 30 people. All cabins have private bathrooms and hot water.
Here are photos of our trip to Cuicocha Lagoon:
|You can see the boat in the distance, upper right.|
|Restaurant and Lodge|
|Putting on life vests and boarding the boat|
|Ducks swimming in the water|
|Coming back to dock|
|Enjoying a hot drink upstairs, after the boat ride|
|Mike and Jim (two handsome guys!)|