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Park in Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

The centerpiece of Ecuador's most popular national park is the snowcapped and downright picture-perfect Volcán Cotopaxi. At 5897m, it's Ecuador's second-highest peak. Around the volcano you'll find outstanding hikin…
Visitor Center in Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

Centro Visitantes

Inside the park, 9km from Control Caspi, this small interpretation center has a few display boards explaining the natural history of the area. Take a minute to have a tea in the cafe (mains $3 to $3.50) or peruse th…
Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

Pucará del Salitre

On the road to the Río Pita, this Inca fort was built around the end of the 15th century. There are several stone walls and a semi-restored circular building.