Flora & Fauna
The flora of the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park is extensive, with a great plantation of Pines of 1750 hectares, and also you can find chuquirahuas, pumamaquis, romerillo, moriño and capuli. The animals found in the park are deer, rabbits, wolves, curiquingues and the famous Andes Condor.
How to Get There?
There are to ways how to get to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park from Quito.
From the Bus Terminal of Cumanda take a bus of the Mejia Cooperative that goes to Machachi. Approximated time 1 hour. From Machachi you can rent a pick up truck that will take you to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park.
The first way is to drive south from Quito up to Machachi. From there you are 20 km away starting from the main park in direction to "El Pedregal".
The second way is the same to drive south from Quito but driving through Machachi 30 more minutes. Before approaching to Lasso, there is a sign at your left that indicates the entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park. It is a small dirt road that will take you in 30 minutes up to the main entrance of the park.
Entrance Fee to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park: $2.00 / foreign $10.00
Museum entrance fee: adults $2.00; children $1.00 / foreign $10.00 children $5.00
Camping Area: $2.00 / foreign $3.00
Refuge Lodge per night: $7.84 / foreign $16.80
Additional Information and services about the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park
Ing. Edi Coello
Phone: (03) 2812-768 / 2506337
Refuge offices in Quito
Pablo Fernandez or Silvia Garcia
Pone: (02) 2222-240