Laguna de la Nina Encantada, Mendoza

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Keep an eye out for natural (and supernatural) activity at Laguna de la Nina Encantada, where extinct volcanic lava rises over the lake's calm blue surface. The lush microclimate here includes abundant flowers and birds nesting in the rock walls' holes. Walk, bike, or drive along the lake to take in the vivid colors and peaceful scenery. Many believe that the sapphire lake is haunted by the ghost of an indigenous princess who drowned in the icy water with her lover many centuries ago. According to legend, the princess Elcha was due to marry a Pehuenche prince, but instead fell for a common man. She and her lover fled their families and, in their haste, tumbled into the freezing pit. On a moonlit night, you might just catch a glimpse of Elcha as she comes out in search of her long-lost love. Use our Mendoza trip itinerary planning website to visit Laguna de la Nina Encantada on your trip to Mendoza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful place! It is to not miss, the lagoon is precious, super place quiet, Queen an incredible peace. Road to Las Lenas right (almost about to arrive) there is a small detour, cross the bridge and reach the place. The entrance is cheap and there are sanitary.
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  • The place is very beautiful, fascinating to see the reflection of the rocks of the Hill boundary along with the sky and some clouds. The vegetation is also striking in the same way that the teuchas Rainbow which can be seen at the Lake. Road to Las Leñas Valley and close to the well of the souls is a highly recommended place to visit foot who want and appreciate nature to the fullest.
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  • In the middle of the desert mountain is a real garden, where you can see trout Rainbow and an intense green color and blue of the water of the lagoon. It is worth visiting it!
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