What 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.