Drinking Water & Food
Stay healthy on the Loop!
Of all the lodges on Quilotoa Loop only Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge and Black Sheep Inn have installed water purification systems to wash all fruits and vegetables, prepare coffee & tea, and provide purified drinking water. So at these places you’ll be safe. In other accommodations, the kitchen will boil water to use in the kitchen, but in smaller traditional accommodations this may not be the case.
When no water purification system is in place, most lodges will offer bottled water. Tap water is not drinkable on the Quilotoa Loop. They often have one big bottle available where you can refill your bottle at an additional charge. We recommend you bring a water bottle for refills instead of buying plastic bottles along the way for a more eco-friendly visit! Note that empty bottles are often not recycled on the loop.
Most trekking lodges understand tourist’s needs and will take great care in the preparation of meals. Advise them in advance in case you have any specific dietary requirements and they often surprise you with healthy meal options.
Avoid eating street foods, these are often prepared under unhygienic conditions and can really spoil your hiking holiday!