Welcome to Lagunas de Mojanda
A crumbling cobbled road leads high into the páramo to three turquoise lakes set like gemstones into the hills. Located 17km south of Otavalo, the area acquired protected status in 2002 and has since become a popular spot for Sunday family outings. If you've come to camp, set up on the south side of the biggest lake, Laguna Grande, or in the basic stone refuge (bring a sleeping bag and food). Otavalo tour companies can arrange kayaking trips here. But hiking around the sparkling waters is what seems to draw most people.