Quilotoa Lagoon

Quilotoa 3914m
Quilotoa 3914m       Legend of the Quilotoa Lagoon

 

 

Quilotoa Lagoon is located 66 kilometers south of the city of Latacunga, in the parish of Zumbahua and is part of the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve.
Located at 3800 meters above sea level. The water of the lake has an emerald green color and varies according to the season. Therefore depend on season you can see variety of color that can be bluish green or almost yellow. In this way showing an imposing picture according to shade and light.
In the surroundings of the lagoon you can observe animal species such as. The wolf of páramo, fox, rabbits, the deer, among other species.

Have you heard this legend? 🤔

Legend has it that some time ago, in the circular caldera located in the center of the volcano, a god called Quilotoa appeared on the surface of the lake.

He was considered the king of the eruptions of all the volcanoes because he destroyed everything at his step. In addition there was a god who could be under the water of that lagoon and when the volcano erupted. Finally the gods fought for what destroyed everything that existed around him. So in your visit to this mystic lagoon you will know the origin of legend it.

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