A day at the lake "un día en el lago"

Tripoto
1st Oct 2014

Roughly 1 h 35 min (85.6 km) via Panamericana Nte. from Quito

Photo of Lago San Pablo by Banjara

If you are in Quito this is a perfect get away from the city buzz.

Photo of A day at the lake "un día en el lago" by Banjara

At the base of Volcán Imbabura lies Lago San Pablo, just down the hill from El Lechero, the tree with which it is said to be eternally linked. On its shore live many weaving families who celebrate colorful fiestas. San Pablo del Lago, the town at the far end of the lake, is worth a visit.

Private Suite Cabana's by the lake

Photo of Lago San Pablo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador by Banjara

Traveling north to Otavalo, i stopped here to enjoy the views of the lake and Andes. The cafe is bright with large windows overlooking the lake and countryside. There was live traditional music provided by a very entertaining family. The father and children played and sang and were quite accomplished. Coffee, snacks, light fare and souvenirs are available. Outdoors there were opportunities for children to be photographed with a llama or with their faces in cut outs of people in traditional dress. There are also clean bathrooms facilities... a must for the tourist. Mira Lago is a good place to stop.

Accommodation for those who want to spend a night

Photo of A day at the lake "un día en el lago" by Banjara

All rates are listed per night and include a hearty breakfast served in Café Pachamama downstairs. roughly 70$ single/ 90$ Double and around20$++ for an extra person

Beautiful hand craft chandelier at the entrance

Photo of La Posada del Quinde, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador by Banjara

Dining

Photo of La Posada del Quinde, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador by Banjara
Photo of La Posada del Quinde, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador by Banjara

Other Activities:

Cooking Classes

Horseback Riding

Birdwatching

Walking/Hiking

Shamanic Healing Ceremonies

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