Otavalo Ecuador, Mojanda Lagoon

Located in the province of Imbabura, 17 km south of the town of Otavalo and 75 kilometers from Quito, on top of the mountain system Mojanda knot-boxes, and occupies the crater of an extinct volcano, composed of three lakes Lake Huarmicocha or woman, or Lake Caricocha man, is the largest and Fuya-Fuya or Black Lagoon. The three are linked by paths of wilderness and defended by two mountains, surrounded by extensive grasslands and native forest remnants that maintain biodiversity representative of the Andean highlands of the north.

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  • City:Otavalo
  • Sector:South
  • Address:17 km. Otavalo City
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 7:00 to 19:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Mojanda Lagoon

Mojanda Lagoon is located at the foot of the hill Fuya Fuya to 4263 m is preferred by many tourists who like mountain climbing in various specialties. In this area the climate is cold and the conditions of the landscape change with the passing hours of the day. At night the temperature drops considerably. The natural environment has changed due to the burning of grass.

The scenic beauty offered by the sector is the main attraction. You can climb the highest peak of around the lagoon, and from its top to observe much of the inter-Andean alley of the Sierra Norte in Ecuador.

Tourists can go around the lake on foot or by car to reach the other lakes, the circuit is made memorable by the presence in the area of one of the only mountain forests, which are preserved in raw form in the presence of flora and fauna Ecuadorian own moors.

You can also perform various activities such as fishing, but it must be by boat on the shore because there is too much movement and noise. For trekking enthusiasts, there are several trails around the lake, you can climb the volcano Fuyafuya or climbing in the Black Hill.

Otavalo, Mojanda Lagoon


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