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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  • Very nice ride! . It has lounge incredible colors and worth paying the admission ( 25 argentinian pesos)  more »
  • not one of the most popular attractions of Mendoza city, but if you're looking for a break in nature this was a lovely spot  more »
  • Lovely to walk along the lakeside, the best place in south Mendoza to walk, bike, talk, and drive by! Not too crowded, beautiful site !  more »