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“Amazing unique ecosystem”
Review of Laguna Grande

Laguna Grande
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Owner description: Located in the Cuyabeno National Park, this large lake is a popular site for admiring ancient trees, giant palms, orchids and many species of birds and monkeys.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing unique ecosystem”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The quiet backwaters and macrolobium trees festooned with epiphytes feel like another world. The rich birdlife is an endless source of fascination.

In the evening, party boats from backpacker lodges disrupt the quiet solitude of this magic place, but it's easy enough to find a secluded spot to enjoy the pristine nature.

Visited August 2012
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between Netanya and Caesarea
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“the most beautiful sunsets”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I liked that our private guide Jairo took us in a little kanu with no engine-----it was so peaceful and beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Jeannette F
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Located on the Equator, the Laguna Grande is the crown jewel of Cuyabeno Reserve.”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

In my reviews on Cuyabeno I raved at the quality of the reserve and claimed it to be the best Amazon Park in the world for its access by plane and road, its price and for having a network of lakes interconnected by beautiful narrow rivers and creeks. Well, the Laguna Grande is the crown jewel of the park. It is requented buy both Amazon Dolphins and Manatee. It teems with wildlife and birds, among which the mysterious Huatzin, Blue and Yellow and regular Macaws, Potoohs (enormous Night Hawk like birds) caymen, howler monkeys in the surrounding forest and the temperature is perfect for taking a dive.

Visited April 2012
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3 Thank wild-nature-guy
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United States
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“beautiful but crowded at sunset”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

glorious lake but at sunset sometimes too many boats appear (>10) at once. i guess if you like a social event, you'll love that

Visited May 2012
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Canada
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“No mosquitos! how can you go wrong!”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

The plants around make it so that the mosquitos can't breed, so you don't have the bug life usually associated with the amazon. Swimming is fun, water is chilly but refreshing, and sunsets were beautiful!

Visited March 2012
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