Otavalo Ecuador, San Pablo Lake

San Pablo Lake is one more of the beautiful areas in the province of Imbabura, 4 km west of the town of Otavalo and 2670 meters over sea level. La Laguna de San Pablo is an ecosystem that includes some representative species such as herons, ducks, some amphibians and many aquatic plants. It is also found at the foot of Imbabura volcano, from which flows the water discharged by the waterfall Peguche. In its vicinity is the place handcrafts, hotels, restaurants.

Data of interest

  • City:Otavalo
  • Sector:South
  • Address:Sucre and Salinas
  • Schedule:Monday to Sunday 7:00 to 19:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



Information of San Pablo Lake

San Pablo is one of 28 lakes with which it has Imbabura province, where more than refresh the eyes to behold the scenery, delights and distracts the presence of small white sailboats cruising in its placid waters.

In the San Pablo Lake is also known as Imbakucha, its original name. The lake is surrounded by reeds which is used by local communities as Huaycopungo in making handicrafts, to carry out mats that are synonymous with floor mats or carpets, which are used by Indian families.

The lake is an ancient closed basin formed in the bottom of the Cordillera de los Andes, has depths of 30 meters, an area of 147.9 km2 and an average altitude of 3,100 meters., But there are shallow areas, especially in coastal areas. Its average temperature is 18oC.

In recent years, the Laguna de San Pablo has been a lowering of the order of 1.0 m. It has an outlet known as the outlet through which derives water for irrigation. Get the tributaries of at least eight intermittent streams and river Itambi.

The lake can make all sorts of water sports, horseback riding, mini cruise, etc.

Otavalo, San Pablo Lake


Map San Pablo Lake, Otavalo Ecuador

Map of San Pablo Lake, Otavalo Ecuador


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