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A few minutes from the park entrance is the Limpio Pungo area. It is a lake and you can hike around it. If you take your time to learn of the local species, it can take up to 3 hours. It took us a little...More
This was such a great stop on our tour to walk around the lake and see on both sides the large volcanoes of the Cotopaxi National Park. There is a great little restaurant near the entrance of the park and we were able to order...More
After returning to the van following our climb up Cotopaxi Volcano, and congratulating ourselves that we had made it – Jose, our guide for the day, drove us to our next stop – a quick visit to the Limpiopungo lagoon located at 3800m.
We visited in December and drove up to the car park at the foot of the Ruminahu Volcano, we had our own driver so did not experience any issues with guides - but there were two waiting in the car park. The lake hasn't got...More
Quiet little lake with wildlife and gorgeous views around it. We saw several species of birds/ducks and even some wild horses having a drink. If clear, there are views of Cotopaxi and there are easy to follow trails that can be hiked. Maps are posted...More
Rather than walk to the refuge when visiting Cotopaxi Volcano, we opted for the hike (no elevation change) around Limpopungo Lagoon due to the overcast skies and high altitude. If it was clear, we would have gotten a great view of Cotopaxi anyway. The hike...More
This lake is in the shadow of Cotopaxi volcano, on a plateau. It is cold and windswept, with uncomfortable road access. The scenery is magnificent, especially if Cotopaxi shows itself. There is a good amount of bird-life at the lagoon, considering the altitude. It is...More