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La Laguna de la Cocha, Pasto

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to Pasto, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pasto vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Pasto has to offer, including La Laguna de la Cocha.
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  • The lagoon is located in the lower fells system in the world and between vegetation that surrounds it are the frailejón find addition Motilón sweet Oaks, the Maju, Myrtle, the Flamingo, the cancho, bat ' e rosa, the Santafé, the wild motilones, orchids and bromeliads. On the island of the corota reported 56 species of birds including aquatic and terrestrial, including the Warbler, Tominejo, Robamiel, Garza fisherwoman, Tinguá, duck beak of gold and dabbling duck, etc. Also amphibians, small mammals, bats dispersers of seeds and a high diversity of insects such as: butterflies, spiders and ants. And for those lovers of them walks them advise go to the sanctuary of Flora and Fauna island of the Corota is the area protected more small of the country; 15.2 hectares, of which 10.8 hectares are forest and a strip of reeds or rushes of 4.45 hectares to its around. The sanctuary is an integral part of all the wetlands of the Laguna de La Cocha ecosystem context. The island of the Corota seems to have a volcanic origin, as the rocks that it (mainly lava flows and volcanic mud) do see. Its topography is gently undulating, only interrupted by a mass grave Southeast of it.
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  • A wonderful location just 15 minutes from the city of Pasto, is a place that inspires, the spirit of energy, amazing images, can see the island of the corota, you can sail in small boats suitable for 8 passengers, fishing, tour the island, to walk by it, observe the local vegetation, let yourself be seduced by the landscape and the friendliness of its people taste the local dish "rainbow trout", really the best of the best.
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  • Due to time we didn't go for a boat ride or to the island but went to see the laguna and the town itself. It's a really lovely little town, very picturesque and the laguna is also spectacular from vie...  read more »