Laguna de Iguaque, Villa de Leyva

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Hidden in the middle of a national park lies the sacred and scenic little lake, Laguna de Iguaque--your reward after a challenging, three-hour hike from the visitor center. The surrounding wildlife sanctuary includes a mountainscape with a páramo ecosystem, complete with frailejon plants, ferns, lichen, and puyas that thrive in the alpine tundra. The lake also has cultural significance: an indigenous legend tells how a goddess rose out of the lake and bore a baby boy, the originator of the human race. The area lends itself to a moderate hike, led by a local guide. Do wear shoes with a good grip, and dress in many layers in order to adjust to the changing temperatures. To visit Laguna de Iguaque on your holiday in Villa de Leyva, and find out what else Villa de Leyva has to offer, use our Villa de Leyva travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you love nature and hiking that is a perfect place to observe frajelohones and lagoons.
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  • Good afternoon. My name is Juan Acuña and I am from Uruguay. I'm in Colombia working with the UN in the peace process in this beautiful country. I would like to bring to your knowledge a situation Saturday, August 20 in Iguaque. As I mentioned, on Saturday and with much expectation, I headed to the Iguaque wildlife sanctuary. I had heard a lot of this beautiful place, so it was intended to take advantage of this unique opportunity, since by my work, I is almost impossible to return to this place. Arriving at it with enough time to make the trip to the Lake, I realized the rates of income, as well as the huge difference between a Colombian citizen and a foreigner. Unfortunately had not brought enough money to pay income, but with total honesty, I decide just to talk with persons in charge of the collection, in order to find a solution and not to miss the trip to that region. I must confess that it struck me was the lack of cooperation from these people. Offered them to let my identity document or passport and return with the money the next day. I was staying in Villa de Leyva, so it wasn't any effort for me. The Lady in charge, very well-mannered, tells me that, that it is impossible, that prices are on the internet and that she could not do nothing. There was a hint to try to solve this situation, whether it was talking to a Manager or exploring any other possibility. In short, am a tourist and in these situations, one appreciates a lot the good will and spirit of collaborate of who receive to the visitor, spirit of which lacked the Lady. Actually, I think it was a lack of hospitality. I acknowledge that I should have consulted on the internet about the prices and rates of entry to the place. I assume my responsibility in that. But one always hopes to be welcome showing even a little flexibility. I never pretended not to pay; I only didn't want to lose me that ride. I've been to the Base camp of Mount Everest, I climbed in USA, Argentina and Chile, I am a competitor of orientation, MTB, parachutist and diver, both military and civilian. She wanted to know the beauty of this place, but unfortunately I was deprived of it. That is why I define myself as "the tourist that does not return any more". Very atte.
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  • Iguaque National Park, sacred home of the ancient Muisca people and today a wildlife sanctuary in a large forest that protects many species of plants and birds. This is a challenging yet rewarding hik...  read more »
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