COTOPAXI VOLCANO – Hostal Tiana
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Cotopaxi is a volcano of Ecuador, located in the city of Latacunga, in the province of Cotopaxi. With an elevation of 5,897 mamsl it is the second highest altitude in the country and one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes.
Cotopaxi is located above the east Andes mountain range, at a distance of 35 km to the North East of Latacunga and 45 km to the South East of Quito. Cotopaxi is surrounded by plateaus that border the 3000 mamsl and by other volcanoes like Sincholahua (4873 mamsl), Quilindana (4876 mamsl) and Ruminahui (4722 mamsl).
For people that like climbing, Cotopaxi volcano is an experience full of adventure that invites you to test your skills on the mountain.
The surroundings of Cotopaxi volcano are formed by a great plantation of pine trees that cover approximately 1750 acres, chuquirahuas, pumamaquis, romerillo, mortiño y capulí are only some of the species that can be found. In reference to fauna we can find curiquingues, deer, rabbits, prairie wolves and the rarely seen condor can appear at any moment. In the lowest parts, exist minerals of ancient volcanic eruptions. On the northeastern skirt exists a refuge from where the entire valley, and the laguna of Limpiopungo can be observed.
Known for its majesty and beauty our Cotopaxi volcano invites its own and strangers to bask in its beautiful landscapes.
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