Lago San Pablo
Test the Water on San Pablo LakeWhat better way to test your skills at water skiing, wakeboarding, or any other number of water sports than on the volcano-fringed San Pablo Lake. With the towering Imbabura volcano at one side, this oval-shaped lake offers a refreshing break from the plethora of closely-located hikes and mountain-bike rides. The onsite company offers extreme water sports as well as kayaking, pedal boats, and a giant inflatable running ball for children. The lakeside campsite is popular with families, and the adjoining restaurant serves an exquisite three-course menu of the day for $29. Local tour company Tropic offers hikes around this area and can arrange trips to the lake on request.