Laguna de la Nina Encantada, Mendoza
(4.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Laguna de la Nina Encantada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Las Heras Edition.
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  • The place is very nice, the water is clear you can go down to the place and make a mini trekking in the surrounding area
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  • This is a gap which is not very hyped. I think that information tourist say how to get there. It is very easy and there is way to the well of animas them. The road is very cute, gravel. You can get foot after passing the bridge elcha 8 km from the thermal centre the molles. The place has a (made of lava) rock formations that give rise to the lagoon which is a perfect mirror. If the color gives the Sun it is green transparent and you can see fish and algae in its depth. There is a cave with a Virgin on top. The place has its mysticism, along with the legend of how I was formed the lagoon. I think that an income is paid it is a protected area.
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  • We met him in 2009 when we visited Malargüe beautiful truth. The place and the natural landscapes
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