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According to local stories, Quilotoa is "the lake of the god of duality"- the god of erupcion who takes away all that is in his way the God of dephts.Local people say that the colour of the water lake changes constantly, sometimes it is turquoise and other times is yellowish or greenish.
Quilotoa is located at Cotopaxi Privince, between Pujili and Sigchos conties; it is part of the Ilinizas Natural Reserve. One of the alternatives that allow enjoying the essence of the Quilotoa Lake is to visit the Zumbahua-Chungchilan Tourist Pathway, which promises to be an unforgettable memory as it encloses a wide gamma of landscape and activities


Welcome to Shalalá

On the eastern edge of the Laguna Quilotoa crater, this small community-run sustainable tourism enterprise has a tasty lodge and great views. It makes for an excellent way-point on the crater-rim trail hike. You'll find a lovely botanic garden here with bouquets of chuchitos (bounteous purple flowers) and pumpo (reed-looking grass), crafts shopping and a short five-minute trail that takes you up to the crater's edge and an awesome glass-fronted mirador viewing platform (free).

Buses here are infrequent. Your best bet is sticking out your thumb from the turnoff on the Quilotoa road (7km away) or walking here on the rim trail.

Our Restaurant 

Our Rooms 

Our balcony and beautiful views

The Quilotoa Loop is a bumpy, ring-shaped road that travels from the Panamericana far into the backcountry of Cotopaxi province. Along the way you’ll encounter colorful indigenous markets, a crystal-blue lake that the local people believe has no bottom, a community of painters who are preserving the legends of the Andes and ancient trails that meander in the shadow of snow-capped volcanoes. The isolation of the loop brings you into contact with lots of Kichwa-speaking indigenous people and their centuries-old way of life.

Several villages offer lodgings, and most travelers go from one place to the next by bus, hired truck or their own two feet. The hiking is fantastic, and although guides are inexpensive and a good way to support the local economy, 

Office:  +593 23674125 / +593 32807514 
Movil:   + 593 988130143 Solo Llamadas  
Whatsapp + 593 981333483 Emergencia 
Email: quilotoashalala@gmail.com

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Quilotoa shalala is a lovely place, magical experience, the cumunity is really kind and very friendly

Mark Smits