Otavalo Ecuador, Peguche Waterfall

Located in Peguche community, just 5 minutes northwest of the town of Otavalo. Peguche Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall of 18 m in height, formed by the river of the same name, which starts at Lake San Pablo. The waterfall is one of the most important tourist attractions of Otavalo. Because of its proximity and easy access, several tourists and visitors come to the sector to meet and enjoy a unique landscape.

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  • City:Otavalo
  • Sector:South
  • Address:3 km. Otavalo City
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 7:00 to 19:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Peguche Waterfall

The waterfall is a beautiful and spiritual ritual site, where people the night before the Inti Raymi eve come to the waters of the waterfall for a holy bath in order to prepare themselves spiritually and celebrate the holidays that last a few days.

It is considered a sacred place in the culture of the peoples of Otavalo because a property of the Indians is their relationship with the natural environment, especially the mountains, water, trees with respect to whom remains a cluster of meanings that inspired and inspire tales, myths and legends and rituals.

The main legend keeps Peguche Waterfall, is that inside there is a cauldron of gold guarded by two black dogs and one side of it sat the devil with a plate of sand, which is exchanged for the gold pan and daily gradually casts away the sand and when finished takes the soul.

n the vicinity of the waterfall you can find a wealth of plant and animal species, typical of the Andean valleys. The main species are: the Quilico, the dove, the owl field, swallow, sparrow, Sigchos, velvet, Quinde long tail, the Real Quinde, hummingbirds, reptiles, lizards, frogs, toads, small snakes .

Quichua Community

The community living near the waterfall are skilled craftsmen, dedicated to the design and manufacture of textiles and travel the world as traders of crafts. His hands, teachers in the art of weaving and heirs of ancient traditions, they create wonderful textiles in different materials, carpets, blankets, sweaters, jackets, bags, and many others, known worldwide for its excellent quality and attractive designs.

Otavalo, Cascada de Peguche


Map Peguche Waterfall, Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo, Cascada de Peguche



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