Laguna Colorada, Uyuni

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See a natural wonder at Laguna Colorada, where waters that fill the lake are tinged red, caused by sediments as well as the coloration of algae. Visitors like to take photos of the natural contrast between the white borax islands and the red waters in which they sit. While in the area, watch several varieties of flamingoes perched among the scene of the self-contrasting lake, large salt flats around it, and the mountains in the distance. Make Laguna Colorada a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni online route planner .
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  • It is a giant lagoon and its view is awesome, color is beautiful however this very high to meet it and be on your shore. It seems all the gaps in this sector
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  • In my opinion the Laguna Colorada is the most beautiful of the Uyuni. It is huge, has several dry parts in the middle and different shades of red. The quantity of flamingos is huge and you can observe some flying across the pond. Have lookouts at the high end, worth seeing from the top also
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  • It is the largest high-altitude lakes that are followed along the path between Uyuni and San Pedro; is in a nature reserve, where you must pay an entrance fee. the deep red color of the water, and an abundance of flamingos are almost hypnotic. would you not go ever ... If not for the cold! unforgettable.
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  • If you can get to it it's worth doing! We took a five hour drive (each way) to get here stopping along the way at various cool sights and it was wonderful to see. Try to go on a windy day as the pink is more explicit
  • Pink color lake due to microorganism is very beautiful. The lake is big. It looks liked the pink lake in Australia.
  • Spectacular. Red borax lake with pink flamingos during certain parts of the year. The landscape around it is just outta this world !
  • Just as spectacular as expected, it's just a damn shame that the pictures of it do not do it justice. It is way better. Most good tour groups should take you here after the Salt Flats!
  • Colors—and layers of color—are a visual treat in the photograph below of Laguna Colorada in Bolivia. The sprinkling of flamingos and the ripples of the water are the details that make this image come together.

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