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Cotopaxi National Park holidays

Cotopaxi National Park is located 60 kilometres south of Quito just off the Pan American highway and is probably Ecuador’s finest mainland national park. The area covers 85,000 acres and is dominated by the magnificent presence of Cotopaxi Volcano. The volcano is a steep, snow-capped and symmetrical cone, giving it an appearance that matches the classic volcano shape imagined by most people. At 5,897 metres, Cotopaxi is the second highest mountain in Ecuador and is the highest active volcano in the country. It is also the most destructive volcano in Ecuador having erupted on several occasions during the 1700s and 1800s including the two occasions when it completely destroyed the town of Latacunga. The last major eruption was in 1903/04 with some relatively minor activity in 1942. The park has a visitor’s centre located 6 kilometres from the entrance with a small museum and toilet facilities.

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