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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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Nice walk around the laguna, easy and relaxing. You will find a lot of local flora. Take warm cloths.. here the weather changes without notice.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We drove to the end of the road at the 15,000-foot level of Cotopaxi and hoped to hike up to Base Camp, but none of us was acclimatized to the altitude yet, so we opted for the walk around Laguna de Limpiopungo, which was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kec425
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The lake is located near Cotopaxi at 4000 m. We walked around the lake and had a nice view of the lake and the mountains.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank oly111
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We booked a room in a nice hacienda 4 km from the park, but the min package to enter the park was 73 usd per person if you were 2 people. Therefore we decided to save the 146 usd and hike by ourselves the easy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary with this walk. On a sunny day with Cotopaxi clear, what more could you want? A lot of folks go up to the car park and refuge for a walk- but this walk is easier (it's not up and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AlpineMan59
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Well its just one of those cool places too stop at on your way down from the long drive up the mountain. Its peaceful and just relaxing and you can sit or take a stroll along the walking path. See the ducks, birds and cows...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 18alvinb
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The lake is worth getting out and walking around for all of the bird life. Andean Lapwing, Andean Teal, and Andean Gulls are nesting in the marshes and can be best seen from the walk. Views of Cotopaxi are amazing if it reveals itself in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Be sure to bring warm clothes. Usually windy. If weather permits, beautiful reflections of Cotopaxi volcano. Could take 2 hours to make the whole trail.

Date of experience: June 2017
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