The green lagoon of Potosí

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In Bolivia is one of the most beautiful places in South America, is the green lagoon of Potosí. It is salt water and has a spectacular emerald color. This tone is due to the large amount of minerals it has such as calcium carbonate, lead and even magnesium. This destination is in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. The curious thing about this lagoon is that in the winter season it can freeze and offers you a unique view.

In the lagoon for its minerals do not inhabit animals, each year grows as a tourist destination. It is undoubtedly a corner that you have to have on the map when you visit Bolivia. In addition, it is the protected area with the most tourists from all over the country, receives around 30 thousand people in the year. You can walk it in the same day and go around because it does not have much extension. Around this wonder you can climb hills and hills that are close.

This place has some extreme weather conditions. In the day the temperatures are quite high and they become a little desert. At night this phenomenon goes down a bit when night comes and on normal days it reaches zero degrees. It is quite normal that when you travel you do not find a lot of indigenous people or inhabitants. Neither in this lagoon or near them, because the environment is very hostile to human life.

Full landscape with the Licancabur volcano


The landscape is completed by the Licancabur volcano, it becomes a perfect landscape. It is a hill that is located at more than 5,900 meters above sea level. Also, as a curious fact, it is one of the highest active volcanoes on our planet. And at its summit you can find another small lake that is one of the highest in the world. All this combination makes it become a unique place.

So if yours is the adventure, the risk, the different places, you have to visit the green lagoon of Potosí. It is, without a doubt, one of the best routes you can make in your life and you will love it. Dare yourself! to know this extreme part located in the Andes of South America. There you will discover not only this place, but several lagoons and spectacular landscapes. Remember, this is one of the few lakes that have this greenish tone in the world.