Back
You are here:

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.

Explore Cotopaxi National Park

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Where to go for your autumn adventure


28 Apr 21

Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn,

Read more

Where to go for your spring adventure


27 Apr 21

Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life

Read more

Where to go for your winter adventure


19 Mar 21

Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then

Read more

Where to go for your summer adventure


28 Jan 21

Whether you plan to travel this year or the next, these thrilling destinations promise a summer escape to remember. When you think

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant

020 3797 4503

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.