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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. Make Laguna de Mucubaji a centerpiece of your Merida vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Merida vacation trip planner.
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  • The entrance is paid per vehicle, not per person (economic s), barely entering this first lagoon where there are some very nice pictures, very near a stream that flows into the lagoon where also are beautiful there photos. I've never uploaded but I know that there are other lagoons and horseback riding.
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  • Remomendada and easy of reach, it best is go in the afternoon to see best photos of the landscape with the sunset!
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  • Go to sidings and not pass by the lagoon of Mucubají is a sin, first time that go in season low and should say that there if is a paradise total, not there is the bululu of people, much space to park and much relax. Ride on horseback, is unmissable and this time we made two of the most demanding, the lagoon of the ducks (really a viewpoint) and La laguna Negra, the first is spectacular is both very extreme for the time that is (almost 2 hours) as the route itself, very steep climbs but worth it, I recommend knowing something basic riding horse to take it with more calm and the Black Lagoon as always will be a walk spectacular.
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