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Latacunga

4.1
Bodies of Water · Churches · National Parks
Mashca City
Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798. Having gained independence from Spain in 1820, the nearly 100,000 inhabitants of the modern town continue to live in the shadow of the active volcano, Cotopaxi. Though the region's topographical features have presented plenty of difficulties, they also form the basis of tourism in Latacunga, with hiking and exploration high on the itineraries of those who visit. The town itself, with a significant proportion of indigenous inhabitants, offers plenty of rustic restaurants serving popular local dishes, such as tostado, popcorn, empanadas, and chugchucaras. Add Latacunga and other Ecuador destinations to your travel plans using our Ecuador day trip website.
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Popular things to do in Latacunga

Laguna de Limpiopungo ©
Water Body
Laguna de Limpiopungo
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
La Catedral ©
Church
La Catedral
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cotopaxi National Park ©
National Park
Cotopaxi National Park
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Area Nacional de Recreacion El Boliche ©
Nature / Park
Area Nacional de Recreacion El Boliche
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Latacunga

Laguna Quilotoa ©
Water Body
Laguna Quilotoa Cotopaxi Province
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Shalala Lodge ©
Lookout
Shalala Lodge Quilotoa
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Antisana Ecological Reserve ©
Mountain
Antisana Ecological Reserve Napo Province
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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4.9
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