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. Laguna de la Nina Encantada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Mendoza Edition.
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  • A beautiful place with an enviable natural environment. The crystal clear waters and the legend that holds this place a site makes it unmissable. Pity that to enter you have to pay for entry.
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  • A really wonderful place where access by road to las Leñas, the same is good and you can pass without problems
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  • Whenever I am going to step firings a few minutes, is beautiful small place and you have a cute story, you loads of energy and gives you a lot of vibration.
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