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. Arrange your visit to Laguna Hedionda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Uyuni using our Uyuni online attractions planner .
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A good place to see the flamingos at a close distance (but please don’t cross the line). The view with the mountains as the backdrop was just breathtaking. Water was glittering under the sun. A fantas... more »
Lindo poder apreciar a las aves en su hábitat natural, estuve 4 dias y tres noches en el Salar Uyuni, tuve la oportunidad de conocer todas las lagunas que hay alrededor, incluyendo la Laguna Hedionda,... more »Nice to see birds in their natural habitat, I was 4 days and three nights in the Salar of Uyuni, I had the opportunity to meet all gaps that exist around them, including the Laguna Hedionda, totally recommend this trip.
questa e' veramente un oasi e un occasione per scattare delle foto splendide a una miriade di fenicotteri che vivono qui,buon godimento more »This is truly an OASIS and a chance to take pictures gorgeous a myriad of flamingos that live here, good enjoyment
Absolutely beautiful place, the flamingos were great to watch
Beautiful lake full of flamingos. The wind is very powerful.
Truly amazing place to come to get a real close up look at the flamingos around. The smell by the water is pretty awful but that's the price you pay for it's beauty. Highly recommended.
Unlike Cañapa lagoon, Hedionda Lake has some structure to receive tourists. There is a restaurant, bathrooms and even tables outside to receive visitors, with lunch made by them. It was there that we had lunch with the food included in the price of the tour. You just pay more for Bolivian 5 Dilip per person to eat inside the restaurant, which is very disputed because, on the outside, the wind makes unbearable any rest or meal enjoyable. Getting close to the restaurant, the attraction is a zorro who comes to receive tourists, obviously because they give you food.
It has a coastal perimeter of 9 km and is located at an altitude of 4,100 m. incredible place for photographing flamingos.
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