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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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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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  • This lake is beautiful. We went twice in a week. The first time we went, the weather was very cold, 38 degrees Fahrenheit and it was very misty and foggy. We came back in two days and it was sunny 45 ...  more »
  • Second time visiting this place and it's still as magical as the first! The weather is amazing and the view is to die for!  more »
  • Great place to breath some fresh air, great landscape sightseeing site... amazing for hiking. Safe place  more »