"Hiking to Tigua" Tigua by MalenaN

Tigua Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 73 photos

Tigua is situated high in the central Andean mountains at an elevation of 3500m and along the Latacunga - Zumbahua road. Tigua is not a proper village but a spread out community, something I found out when I hiked there from Quilotoa and didn?t find the village where I had hoped to get some lunch. Most people in Tigua are farmers and on the mountain slopes there is a patchwork of fields where grains, beans and potatoes are grown. Many people in Tigua are also painters.

Around Tigua you can go hiking or horseback riding and you can visit the art gallery to see or buy the colourful Tigua paintings. On Saturday mornings you can make an excursion to visit the market in Zumbahua, and you can make daytrips to the Quilotoa crater.

There is a small mountain in Tigua called Amina. According to the Quichua legend it is a sleeping giant, who lay down here to rest. In summer the locals meet to have a ceremony on Amina.

  • Last visit to Tigua: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Malena - Your a modern day adventurer! I wouldn't have walked that track on my own knowing that I could get lost.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Jun 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you Dee for visiting my page. The hike felt like a great adventure and the views were lovely, so I enjoyed it very much.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    The Tigua paintings are so beautiful and colorful. the Posada looks to be an excellent choice to stay. Fabulous pics in the travelogues. Well done Malena

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Hi, Malena! Thanks for sharing your hike experiences!~

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Wow, excellent page of your very interesting trip and with terrific photos of all. The local painting was charming! Great hostel/hotel tip but I doubt I'll ever get to visit this lovely-looking place. Excellent packing tip as well. (Thanks for visiting my Como page!!)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    What fantastic scenery! And your posada looks very cosy :-)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Malena, that sounds very adventurous to me!

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2011 at 4:31 AM

    Hi Malena! Fine page you have made!!!!!!!!!!! L.

  • Dec 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    hola malena! this is a fantastic page! i absolutely love the looks of this hike, and the landscapes are really impressive too .one day one day, when this baby pops out! lol. hope you are well chica! x

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Malena, fabulous page with outstanding photos of your hike at this high altitude. Great to read that you found your way just on your own, even though it was probably quite difficult. Well done.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Lots of fine photos in your tips and your seven travelogues.

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