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Laguna de Guatavita

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Address: Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile | Sesquile, Cundinamarca, Bogota, Colombia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.
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Nice views, interesting, intermediate hike. Go on a weekday to enjoy!

Prior to driving to the Laguna entrance, we stopped at the town of Guatavita and had lunch at the restaurant next to the police station. We each had the "almuerzo ejecutivo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Prior to driving to the Laguna entrance, we stopped at the town of Guatavita and had lunch at the restaurant next to the police station. We each had the "almuerzo ejecutivo" (executive lunch - what Colombians call a complete affordable lunch) and for $7,500 pesos, we each had soup, rice, meat or chicken, potatoes, veggies and juice. Service was excellent,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If u like nature you will love this. It would have been good if we had a guide, on the day we just had unlucky exp. the car broke down as the driver took wrong turning, due to the delays couldn't stay long to enjoy the view as unfit and did take effort to climb. The view is good admittedly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I had the "fortune" of having rain during my hike, which made the trip even more dramatic and interesting. You can learn a lot from previous colombian civilizations and enjoy some bits of the El Dorado legend here. Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went on a day that was rainy, but this didn't take away from our experience. The mile walk up to the lake was steep, but not too difficult. Walk at your own pace and comfort level. The views of the country side during the walk are so lovely. Lots of different flowers and plants to see. The lake and... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice place to go if you are looking for peace and mystical environment. Some people go there as the place is also famous as a meeting point for extraterrestrial life. Better to go with a jacket and special boots/shoes as the road is plenty of rocks that are splippery when raining (almost all the year).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you want to have a day out from Bogota, La Laguna de Guatavita is a great option. You will learn from the culture of local native and you will see a wonderful natural sightseeing. You need to go by car and pay an entrance fee. Keep in mind, The lake is far from Guatavita town (30 minutes driving from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Have to come here and listen to the tour guide tell the story of this place, then climb all the way to the top of the mountain to have an overview look at the Lake. Outstanding, difficult to climb, and breathtaking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an attraction you should go if you are going to the salt cathedral,it an ok side trip. . It's a town that apparently was built after the old town was "buried" submerged in the new lake,the population was moved here. . It's a town basically now that lives from tourists. My impression is that people here are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this is a paradise, if you go to Bogotá, you cannot miss it, it is a volcan crates not active anymore and in the middle there is the green beautiful lagoon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Based on the reviews, I was concerned about altitude and access to bathrooms on the way to the Lagoon. However, there is a bathroom right inside the ticket area, where you wait for each tour group to take off on the hike. Also, there is a small snack stand. However, we stopped for food at Rancho Santo Parrillada right before... More 

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Address: Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile | Sesquile, Cundinamarca, Bogota, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota

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