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Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni

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Laguna Hedionda, literally the "Stinking Lake," sits in the Andean Altiplano and attracts many pink and white flamingoes. The lake's unappealing name comes from its high sulfur content, which endows the water with that peculiar odor. Rest assured, with the backdrop of snow-covered mountains and countless exotic birds to look at, you won't mind the smell for long. Very limited accommodations remain available near the lake, as the area is largely uninhabited and untouched. Make Laguna Hedionda a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni trip generator.
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Where to stay in Uyuni

Accommodations seem to occupy nearly every other building in Uyuni. Where you stay is of little importance, as the town can be traversed on foot in a matter of minutes. You won't find large luxury hotels here, but you can choose between a range of comfortable inns and guesthouses. Reserve your room in advance, as competition for good rooms can be stiff during high season.
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  • As most of the tours we had lunch here on day 2of3. Therefore we had enough time to walk on the border of this beautiful lagoon with many Flamingos and a nice mountain scenery behind. The way to get t...  more »
  • This is one of lagoon I liked the most. Hedionda means hateful, but don't be mislead by its name! We stopped there for lunch. It was a sunny day and the lagoon was full of Chilean flamingos, nice! We ...  more »
  • This was a pretty lagoon but similar to many others . It is worth a visit and some photos as you travel by .  more »