Laguna de Guatavita, Tierra Negra

4.5
#1 of 51 in Outdoors in Cundinamarca Department
Follow the trail of mythical El Dorado and you'll end up at Laguna de Guatavita. Legend has it that a Muisca tribal chief known as El Dorado--the Golden One--covered himself in golden dust and disappeared into the mysterious crater lake to fulfill an initiation rite. Over the centuries, the myth evolved until El Dorado came to represent a lost city allegedly hiding an abundance of treasures. While you're unlikely to find material riches on a visit to the site, you can enjoy splendid views of the circular lake and its surrounding area. To visit Laguna de Guatavita on your trip to Tierra Negra, use our Tierra Negra day trip website .
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  • We left Bogota for laguna de guatavita, google maps arrived without problems, staff of the very nice CAR in her welcome, had not flowed electric, so they told us to wait 40 minutes, at the end we entered the reserve with a very complete guide with detailed accurate information on the site, when you get to a lagoon view is overwhelming, it is a place of wonderful energy, down a beautiful girl who sells a very good ears receives it Sofia. It is a place that is worth knowing and protecting.
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  • I recommend arriving early to prevent make great row, clothes comfortable to walk and enjoy the magic of the place and the way of arrival, can hit very hard Sun and at any time begin to rain so important to carry a waterproof jacket. In our case, we visited the place after having camped nearby, at the foot of the Tominé reservoir. If you plan on fishing or camping at the foot of the place is impossible, only you can see the Lake from above. The walk is not as harsh as the show also return to the parking lot can be made through the buses that are 2mil pesos.
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  • Beautiful place and much more interesting than I initially thought. Entrance is 17.500COP for non-Colombians, and the visit is guided. Guides explain about history, culture, ecosystem. I took a bus fr...  more »
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