La Laguna de la Cocha, Pasto

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Gaze out over La Laguna de la Cocha, a large natural reservoir created by a glacier. With a surface area of 40.5 sq km (17.4 sq mi), the lake is the second largest in the country, and dominates the valley, neatly framed by the surrounding mountains and forest areas. Take a boat trip out to the largest of the lake's two islands to visit a wildlife sanctuary and see animals, including teals, ruddy ducks, moose, and rainbow trout. With our online itinerary creator, Pasto attractions like La Laguna de la Cocha can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This place was spectacular! The views were enchanting. I stayed for 30 minutes taking in the view before heading down to one of the restaurants, in which I had pan con queso and agua panela con lemon.  more »
  • The lake has a variety of restaurants that specialize in trouts. I recommend to take one of the guided tours on the small boats and be sure to visit the isle on the middle of the lake. Be sure to brin...  more »
  • It is a place to rest, I recommend it as a couple, it is very quiet, silent and in contact with nature, they can make exits in canoes or boats and explore the lagoon, in the middle of the lagoon there is a platform to watch the highly recommended wild ducks
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Just two hours from the border with Ecuador, Pasto represents a stop-off point for traveling business people, so you can bet on having plenty of choices when it comes to accommodations. A few older, more atmospheric hotels sit in the city's historic center, offering rooms with lots of character and various additional facilities. Simpler business-style hotels can be found farther from the center of town, usually close to the main regional highways--these are especially convenient for those wishing to explore the remoter parts of the region.
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