Laguna de Iguaque, Villa de Leyva

4.4
#3 of 9 in Parks in Villa de Leyva
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. Using our world travel planner, Villa de Leyva attractions like Laguna de Iguaque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were looking for a reasonably challenging walk and good views. Our sat nav took us to a slightly different entrance so if driving please look out for the particular sign below as it is the right...  more »
  • A cracking hike up through montane rain forest into the Paramo and an extremely peaceful end at the sacred lake. Not for the faint hearted but with a guide there is a lot of interest.  more »
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  • Beautiful panorama and landscape for hiking and a sacred lake waiting for you at the end of the trail. AMAZING!
  • An experience of healing both spiritual and physical. It is a place to admire and care for.
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