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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  • The landscape and its wonderful people... go to naturalia a place run by Hannibal and his family that will make your visit something magical...
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  • The Laguna de la Cocha is a beautiful, cold and romantic place that you can not miss. The port has a Swiss influence, given that a Swiss couple arrived many years ago to teach locals to do tourism. La...  more »
  • It is a beautiful place. It can be reached easily from pasture. While there took a boat up to the island the Corota which is flora and fauna sanctuaries becomes a hike to a viewpoint, additional boat is waiting for you and makes you a tour around the island. The boatmen offer different plans.
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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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