Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni

#4 of 11 in Parks in Uyuni
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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  • The Laguna is a unique place. Despite being more a lagoon formed hundreds of years ago by volcanic activity in the region, your size and beauty make it a spectacle the part along with the flamingos, one of the typical local birds, with their vivid colours and stunning which feed on their waters. A feature of the lagoon, is the sulfur smell that emanates from her, but that is not enough to bother.
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  • The flamingos do not adorn themselves and are put in the right light for photo enthusiasts. Here, a picnic can be held well. Always a stop value.
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  • Despite its name, was one of that when you walk by their edges, I saw the most beautiful colors in the water. It was pretty cold, and had lots of flamingos.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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