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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  • Must-see while in the wilderness. The lagoon is beautiful and this very well-kept. The arrival is super easy, very close to the highway and the entrance is very economic. Very much worth a visit and take good photos.
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  • It is a very nice and well-preserved tourist attraction... should have a better place to eat or taste a good chocolate
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  • Don't let go, everytime I go to merida is must-see lagoon. Take shelter, close to sell hot drinks if you so wish and have not led to anything.
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  • Excellent recreation place to enjoy nature and Merida passages, no doubt a stop that is essential if you are visiting the State, with a pleasant climate where enjoy horseback riding or hot drinks as well as the variety of food.
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  • Direct contact with nature, pleasant climate, walks can be given either on foot or on horseback in the surrounding area
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  • The best laguna de Mérida... both landscapes Fund expectacular good cafeteria point of sale management
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  • Spectacular. Another one of the must-sees of Mérida. The lagoon is wide and the water is completely clean. There is a forest with pine trees on the other side. Around typical fauna of the moor with multiple frailejones. There are ride on horseback. A tiny waterfall of pure water. There is also a local chop and eat candy that sells hot rich chocolate and coffee.
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  • This is by far one of the most beautiful places of the country, go prepared, much cold, wrap well to small children, the rides are ideal and the photographs of the place are unbeatable, selling food
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An established tourist destination for adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts, Merida offers ample accommodations for its guests. The town flanks Highway 7, and accommodations spread across the neighborhoods--although the main bulk of options cluster in the eastern end of town. Choose from small, family-run posadas (guesthouses) set in old colonial-era houses, or larger purpose-built hotels. Head up the surrounding hills for outdoor adventure resorts offering a range of activities and tour booking services, as well as rooms overlooking the undulating scenery.
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