Yesterday’s message looked at Ecuador & Water and some Ecuador lakes.
One of the great aspects of Ecuador is its Andean lakes.
One of the nicest lakes in Ecuador is Lake San Pablo near Otavalo and Cotacachi.
San Pablo Lake. San Pablo Lake has always been a source of these reeds which are made into reed sleeping mats.
Otavalo is two hours north of Quito and is perhaps the most prosperous area outside of Ecuador’s big cities.
Otavalo is an Indigenous city on the Pan-American Highway and this town sits on San Pablo Lake… about 15 minutes from our hotel Meson de las Flores.
Views of …
San Pablo Lake which is…
1,400 acres of surface and reaches 210 feet in depth.
This region is cradled between two volcanoes — Imbabura (15,026 feet) and Cotacachi (16,292 feet) and in Indigenous terms is one of the most sacred areas in the Andes.
This area enjoys a perennial springlike climate, with daytime highs in the low 70’s and nighttime lows in the 40’s. Flowers bloom year-round and farms get two or three crops a year.
There are two dry seasons, June through September and about a month at Christmas. The two wet seasons however are not really all that wet. Even in this wet season, weeks can go by without rain.
Otavalo market is the largest indigenous market in South America featuring… wool, cotton and alpaca scarves and sweaters, homespun cotton pants, blankets and almost anything else that can be made on a loom was for sale, as well as simple wooden toys and handmade stuffed animals.
San Pablo lake is one of the largest in the area and is less than two miles southeast of Otavalo. Mt Imbabura rises from the San Pablo Lake on the opposite side of Otavalo in a succession of steeply pitched farm fields, topped by rocky slopes that disappear into the clouds.
View from San Pablo Lake property for sale.
The Lake runoff forms the Peguche River which flows a short distance until it feeds Peguche Waterfall. This waterfall is considered sacred in pre-Inca times and used today for infant baptism. This then flows through a park eucalyptus grove into the weavers’ village of Peguche. The falls are still celebrated at the beginning of “Inti Raymi”, (sun festival) when thousands of people visit them to take the “Baño Sagrado” or sacred bath as part of a purification ceremony.
Merri and I have been conducting real estate tours in this area for a decade and rarely do we find properties on San Pablo Lake for sale so I was delighted when this request for advertisement came through.
“Dear Gary, My name is Patricia Portilla Boling, I read your emails with great interest as I am originally from Quito, Ecuador, but have lived in the US, since my father accepted a job with the World Bank in Washington DC. Though we have been in the US for a long time, we kept few properties in Ecuador. One of them is on San Pablo Lake, Otavalo. This is water front property and is very beautiful. We are interested in selling this property and ask if it is possible to adevrtise this property with you. I hope that this finds you and your family doing well that I hear back from you in this regard.
Here are the details of this lakefront property for sale.
22,000 square meters (about 5.43 ares) with house. The land can be used for business, home, or a lake house.
Located 58 miles from the Capital, Quito which is 4 hrs. by plane from Miami, Florida.
There is fishing, hunting, boating, sightseeing, camping and hiking in the area.
THE PROPERTY HAS A COMPLETE INFRASTRUCTURE
The house is fully furnished and was built in the 1970’s with 2,895 square feet construction in 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, kitchen/nook area, game room, porch and balcony. The care taker quarters are attached, plus a garage (for boats and car). The land includes 900 plus feet of lake front.
2,895 square foot house on 5.43 acres on San Pablo Lake, Otavalo for sale.
TREES: Fruit, pine, eucalyptus and palms.
B-B-Q on San Pablo Lake property for sale .
Bordering neighbors: YACHT CLUB and Imbabura Mountain.
NEGOTIABLE Could be included: 3 boats and all furniture.
CLOSE BY ATTRACTIONS: Otavalo City, Indian handcrafts’ markets; Yaguarcocha Lake (Car Racing Track); Cuicocha Lake, located inside a volcano; City of San Antonio: Wood Crafts; City of Cotacachi: Leather Crafts.
The asking price is $250,000
Mrs. Monica Arcos
Telephone: 407-328-4777 (leave message) or
See Ecuador lake property on our upcoming Ecuador real estate tours.
June 12-14 Shamanic Mingo Tour
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
June 18-21 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
July 4-8 Ecuador Export Tour
July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
July 10-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina
Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Spanish Course
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina
Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition
Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one. $1,349 for two.
Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one. $1,799 for two.