Located in the northwestern part of the province of Chimborazo, in the Canton Colta, just 17 km from the city of Riobamba. Has a dimension of 2.5 km long by 1 km wide. The interior has several species of native birds and a myriad of colorful fish. All around you can find houses and huts own the place. Besides going over the edge of the railway line.
The canton Colta, has the largest population of indigenous Quichua in the province of Chimborazo. It stands at an average altitude of 3212 above sea level and located in the Hoya de Chambo and part of the basin of Chimborazo.
Nearby you can find small valleys, plateaus, hills and depressions that form irregular territory where indigenous peoples and mestizos are engaged in agriculture, livestock, trade and crafts.
One of its main attractions is the Laguna de Colta, Puruhá language known as "Kulta Kucha, which means" Duck Lake. " Legend has it that until this place came the Spanish troops in times of conquest, and stopped to water their horses, were impressed by the transparency of these waters, which is why they also decided to drink them. The same troops were mostly from the region of Extremadura, decided in 1534 to build on the banks of the lagoon a church in honor of his patron: "La Virgen de Balbanera" construction came up as the first Catholic church built in our territory.
Colta Lagoon offers visitors many activities such as hiking, horseback riding, camping, photography, wildlife observation, observation of landscape and adventure.
Map Colta Lagoon , Riobamba Ecuador