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“few hours”(3 reviews)
“crater lake”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pujili, Quilotoa 050150, Ecuador
+593 3-280-0215
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The views are amazing and it is well worth a visit from Quito. We visited from Quito, very easily and cheaply, on our own - no tour. Bus from Quitumbre to Latacunga, then bus from Latacunga to Chugchilan. Stay at Cloud Forest Hostel overnight then...More

3  Thank Julian L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I've read a number of times who wonderful this lagoon is (even that it's the best sight in all of Ecuador) and sure, it's nice but in my opinion not worth the hype (or spending a whole day ciming from and driving back to Latacunga)....More

1  Thank Matt_of_Melbourne
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Beautiful place overlooking the Quilotoa Lake. Its a 10 min hike to the "mirador"; which is a beautiful wooden platform. From there you can hike down to the lake.

1  Thank ABM817
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely view of a crater lake with an option of a great walking tour around the lake which can take you few hours if the weather is good. Dont miss it.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were so pleased to take the off road track to go to the Shalala Mirador. The view is even more spectacular from that angle than the classic mirador in the small town of Quilatoa. Well worth the diversion.

Thank EarthtravellerUD
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Once you arrive Quilotoa village and would like to do more than just stay in the hotel, make a small trip to Mirador Shalala - it will take you a maximum of 1 hour to take there, the same time to come back.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

While this is a popular destination for hikers, it's also a great experience for families too! Just know that getting back up is steep and hard. My husband wore our 18 month old son on his back and really struggled getting up. You can thankfully...More

2  Thank meliDyr
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Besides trying to go there on a clear and sunny day, I would also recommend observing Quilotoa not from the main viewpoint where everybody goes (sorry, but don't remember the name of the community that runs it) and which offers a donkey ride back from...More

1  Thank Donata160
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is worth to visit the Crater of the Quilotoa. We were fortunate to have a clear day but it was windy and cold .We could see a couple of the volcanos. They are restaurants where to go but we didn't stay. If you are...More

Thank chefrene_12
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome! So worth the hike up there as its spectacular. Just a note, when continuing on to Quilotoa take the route going up around the ridge rather than going down and back up as the latter is more dangerous and is used as the...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It is about 7 kms around the lake perimeter for hiking guide. It can get very windy and there are many narrow trails. But you are rewarded of the spectacular view and the wildflowers, tons of lupine, paintbrush, yellow slippers and local species. The lake...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The lake is beautiful, and a must see from all angles! If you stop at the Mirador you are doing yourself a disservice! We walked all the way around and were in constant awe of this beautiful special crater lake. If you hike to the...More

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22 September 2017|
Response from Indiana_Jonesse | Reviewed this property |
hay un nuevo restaurante en el alojamiento operado por la gente local. Sólo abre ciertas horas. Esa es la mejor apuesta que tienes para comidas decentes.