Lakes in Ecuador

Lakes, or lagunas, come in all shapes and sizes in Ecuador. There are lagunas within the hollowed-out crater of an extinct volcano, and others set in wide open pastureland in the Andes. It should come as no surprise then that these lagunas are beautiful and unique. The azure waters of volcanic lagunas border steep calderas, making for an impressive site. It's often possible to hike around the rim of the volcanic lagunas, or go for a hike in the surrounding area. Visits to these attractions can also include horseback riding, hiking, and birdwatching.