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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very beautiful lake at more than 3,000 metres. The light is beautiful and the white beach is definitely a recommendation. The whole surrounding area is beautiful!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

It is a 4 hour drive from Bogota. The lake is huge and surrounded by houses and businesses so hard to find a way to the lake. We ended up eating at a restaurant and their backyard had a dock with access to the lake. The boat operator wanted $90.00 U.S. dollars for a 30 minute boat ride for 2... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the most beautiful landscapes you can find in Colombia. Arrive driving from bogota (4-5 hours), once you get there you'll be breathless. The view, the water, the beach, the mountains is like if you were in a dream. You can choose between walking in the beach or take a tour to navigate the lake.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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