Laguna de Mucubaji, Merida

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Head to Laguna de Mucubaji, a "kettle lake" formed by retreating glaciers that sits 3,625 m (11,893 ft) above sea level. The surrounding rugged mountain landscape, coupled with the local plant-life, including the characteristic “frailejon”, is known for is its scenic beauty and is a pleasure to experience on horse-back. There are small businesses in the area, and travel guides and food are readily available. Be sure to bring or wear warm clothes, as it can get chilly at this altitude. If you’re planing a camping trip, be aware that a permit is required. Arrange to visit Laguna de Mucubaji and other attractions in Merida using our Merida road trip planner.
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  • Extraordinary site for its natural beauties! In addition to the cold climate of this place which forces to use special clothing. Unforgettable for the amateur photography!
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  • We were a Tuesday and that day there is no access to the lagoon, so we arrived at what they call the viewpoint. From there, as we enjoyed it, we had clear weather, so the cold was tolerable. Note: There are no places to buy anything (at least on Tuesdays) and x usually is not long time that happens is there if you are going on a guided tour.
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  • Very nice and tasty cold. There is no point in the restaurant. There are many people so go early.
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