San Rafael waterfall in Cayambe Coca National park
(160 meters fall, 14 meter wide)
San Rafael waterfall is the highest waterfall in Ecuador with 160 m of free water fall and 14 m wide. It is located 160Km from Quito in the Coca-Cayambe National Park. The entrance is free but you can not reach the bottom because there is not pathway. Thus, you can watch the waterfall from a lookout some hundreds of meters away.
There is located in the zone limit of Napo and Sucumbio Provinces. The control point (entrance) is located 600 meters from the road Quito - Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja). In the control point you can get bathrooms and information. From the control point, there is a unique pathway around 1.5Km to reach the lookout. You will need around 20 - 30 min and it is necessary around 1 hour to go and come back.
San Rafael waterfall is close to Reventador volcano. From the entrance point, you can observe the always active volcano in a clear day. Th
The waterfall is located on the limit of the provinces of Napo and Sucumbios, on the road to Lago Agrio, 25km away from Tena and 61 km away from Baeza.
From Quito take a Bus heading to Lago Agrio.