"Latacunga: You Can Taste the Authenticity" Top 5 Page for this destination Latacunga by richiecdisc
Latacunga Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 152 photos
On first glance, Latacunga is a mere transport hub in the Andean plateau of Ecuador south of Quito. Its close proximity to the lumbering volcano Cotopaxi ensures a steady flow of transients. Most visitors to Ecuador that are using ground transportation will have to pass through it at some point and many never see anything aside from the bus terminal. For those that get stuck there it can be a pleasant surprise. Not because it is a beautiful city per se but because it is an authentic one. That it is one with noisy western leanings might disturb some but its mix with old Andean culture is an exciting jumble. No, Latacunga will not charm you perhaps but for those who investigate a reward of experiencing the real Ecuador awaits. Oh, and don’t forget to try the chugchucaras !
Latacunga is not known throughout Ecuador just for chugchucaras but actually most for La Mama Negra Fiesta. It takes... more travel advice
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