Laguna de Yahuarcocha, Ibarra

#1 of 8 in Outdoors in Imbabura Province
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Once the scene of a bloody massacre Laguna de Yahuarcocha is thought to be around 12,000 years old. Visit this tranquil lake, which is said to be a relic of the post glacial period. Today the lake is abundant with bird life and is a popular recreational area. Watch for herons, egrets, and ducks. Take advantage of the serene water by going canoeing, swimming, and fishing. Leave time to visit one of the many restaurants along the lakeshore, which serve fresh fish from the lake. Before you head to Ibarra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ibarra trip app, to make sure you see all that Ibarra has to offer, including Laguna de Yahuarcocha.
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  • Ibarra is a beautiful place to meet and I recommend visiting Yahuarcocha with friends and family. This is a place to carry out different activities such as riding a bicycle, walking, riding in the...  more »
  • The lake Yahuarcocha (blood lake in Quichua), is a sacred lake in Ecuador. Looking across the still waters of the picturesque Ibarra region, it's hard to imagine that it would ever have been the...  more »

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