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Laguna de Tota

Boyaca, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Boyaca
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Largest lake in Colombia, located in the east of Boyacá department
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We drove here from Paipa to see Playa Blanca. The journey wasn't easy since the road is very curvy and alternates between parts that are paved and parts that are gravel with very little signage to direct us to the correct roads, but it was a beautiful drive. When we arrived we stayed for about an hour and had a... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you are on a budget, carry heavy bags, want to make the most of your time, or all 3 things at the same time, I recommend you base yourself in Sogamoso to visit the lake, there's a bunch of hotels surrounding the bus terminal, we picked the Gran Hotel and it was fine, for 35 000 pesos we had... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I had the opportunity to travel this weekend to this beautiful place, although it was cold and very little sun, I had a great time. I recommend checking the weather forecast before going just to make sure. If you go with a SUV or 4X4 I recommend driving around the lake (half of the trip around lake has dirt roads).... More

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Cali, Colombia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

an incredible lake in one of the most beatiful regions in Colombia, where you will not only enjoy the scenery, but other attractions such as hot springs, colonial towns and many other remarkable possibilities within the newly extreme sports selection.

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Bogota, Colombia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

3hours drive from Bogota. Public transportation take you to "Sogamoso" (3hrs, u$9) and then you take another bus to "Aquitania" or Laguna de Tota (u$1.50). It's a beautiful place, with nice people and cheap public transportation and food. There are restaurants by the lake, many onion crops, much silence and the weather is 14-17celcius degrees approx. Might get a little... More

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Although most people visit this lake heading straight to the white sand beach, we visited this site from Paipa, going through the charming villages of Firavitoba, Iza (lovely plaza and good restaurant!) and Cuitiva (the plaza has a statue of Bochica, mythical hero of the Muiscas). After enjoying beautiful views of the lake, we ended up visiting the Pueblito Antiguo... More

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Destin, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Thanks to trout farms in the lake, runoff of fertilizers and pesticides from countless onion farms, and now oil exploration this lake has been listed by an international wetlands protection organization as one of the top five polluted wetlands in the world...

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Bucaramanga, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went for a relaxing drive around the entire lake. Enjoyed the smell of onions growing near the shores. Took great photos with the puffy blue rain clouds in the background. Playa Blanca is nice and we had it all to ourselves.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

This is a unique beautiful lake in the world. It is the only lake at 3,000 meters that you can find a white beach!!! Wow amazing! That part of the lake is called 'Playa Blanca'. All the scenic view when you drive around the lake is so spectacular! You can stay in a beautiful hotel 'Pozo Azul' or stop to... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Is a place with amazing landmarks. Really magical and romantic. You can fild peace everywhere and is really magnificent.

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