The spectacular Quilotoa lagoon in Ecuador

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Last weekend I was watching a travel program and I discovered a natural place that I think is really spectacular. It is the Quilotoa lagoon and it is in Ecuador , specifically in the Ecuadorian Andes. In recent years it has become one of the most important tourist attractions in the country, and it is that anyone who visits it does not stop recommending it to everyone they know. It is a place that is really worth visiting.

It is a place that amazes for the immensity of its waters and for the beauty of the environment, which forms a lagoon that looks like a pool and has an impressive spectacularity. This lagoon is about 60 kilometers from Latacunga and less than 20 from a small town called Aumbahua, also having a height of 3,800 meters above sea level. It is within the Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve, one of the most beautiful in the country.

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The Quilotoa lagoon has a diameter of 3 kilometers and a depth of almost 250 meters, having a crater of the Quilotoa volcano and which is on the slope of the Toachi river. The water in the lagoon contains several minerals that make it have that beautiful emerald green color and that depending on the time of year it can turn bluish or even yellow. The water temperature is between 16 and -1ºC, and it is not suitable for consumption.

In addition to the beauty of the lagoon, in its surroundings there are very interesting things, such as the possibility of seeing animals such as foxes, deer, rabbits, moor wolves , sheep or cervicabras. In addition, in the landscape you can also see several crops, pastures and some really spectacular mountainous areas. An incredible place where you will enjoy a landscape like no other.