Tourism in the province of Imbabura
The province of Imbabura has 335.000 inhabitants, 195.000 urban inhabitants and 135.000 rural inhabitants.
Imbabura has a surface of 4.559 square kilometers divided in 6 cantons.
Famous sites apart from Ibarra, Otavalo, and Cotacachi are the ponds "laguna de San Pablo" near to Otavalo, and the las lagunes Yaguarcocha, Cuicocha and some 400 more lagunes.
MUNICIPIOS / CANTONES
- San Miguel de Ibarra, the "White City", is the capital of the province of Imbabura. Ibarra is known for its handycrafts in wood and lether, its "arrope de mora" (blackberry syrup) and its "helados de paila (homemade icecream).
San Miguel de Uruquí
- The handycraft market of Otavalo makes famos this little town in Imbabura. The bigger market is every Saturday, but you can visit this indigenous market every day of the week.
OTHER INTERESTING SITES
- The waterfall "Cascada de Peguche" is located at ten minutes to the north of Otavalo and is one of the natural and espiritual scenes of the zone.
- The city and the district of Cayambe together with the Nevado Cayambe are worth visiting.
- Guayllabamba is famous for its "Zoo of Quito". Guayllabamba lies between Cayambe and Quito.
- The Cayambe Coca Ecologic Reservate has access from the town of Cayambe. The Reservate has a surface of 403.103 ha including the Navado Cayambe.
- The Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi Cayapas has an access from the town of Cotacachi. The Reservate has a surface of 204.420 ha.
- Asentado sobre la colina del Pucara de Curiloma, próximo a la Ciudad de Otavalo, a 2800 msnm., está el Parque Cóndor. El refugio de aves rapaces ofrece un espacio para la educación ambiental, y ofrece Exhibiciones de vuelo libre de aves en el horario de 11:30 - 16:30. Horario de Atención: Martes a Domingo y Feriados de 9:30 - 17:00
La Laguna San Pablo cerca de Otavalo, Provincia de Imbabura
Gobierno Provincial Imbabura
Tel: (593) 06-2955832
Cámara Provincial de Turismo CAPTI
Tel: (593) 06-2642531
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