Attractions in Uyuni: Laguna Blanca

You’ve probably heard of all the magnificent lagoons found near the Uyuni Salt Flats. Laguna Blanca is a water body formation that has captivated its visitors with beautiful and glorious landscapes. Learn everything you need to know about this Lagoon, and why you can’t miss this natural wonder!

Before becoming salt flats, Uyuni used to be a large water body called Lago Minchin, although most of the lakes have dried up over the years, a few have remained and charmed us with their striking dream-like scenery.

Some of the most famous water bodies found in the Uyuni Salt Flats are:

  • Laguna Colorada
  • Laguna Verde
  • Laguna Hedionda

These lagoons are considered to be the best things to see in Uyuni, because of their surreal colors, and landscapes. Besides, we are sure these are the perfect spot for a hallucinating Instagram picture!

Below you will find all the details about Laguna Blanca and its surroundings, make the most of your trip with these jaw-dropping locations.

Laguna Blanca

Laguna Blanca

Located at 4,350 meters above sea level near Salar de Uyuni, in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Laguna Blanca has a dimension of 10.9 Km2. Thanks to the concentration of minerals, mostly Boron, it has a whitish color, which gives this water body a picturesque scenery that will definitely make your jaw fall to the floor.

A small corridor of sand connects Laguna Blanca to Laguna Verde. Exceptional landscapes surround these twin lagoons and are easily accessible. Make sure to bring your camera!

From April to October is the best season to visit these lagoons, keep in mind that in the rainy season, most of these places can become completely inaccessible after a heavy downpour of rain.

What to Bring to Laguna Blanca?

  • A good camera! The scenery you will find on the way and in Laguna Blanca’s surroundings are worth immortalizing. Trust us, Salar de Uyuni and its adjacencies will be the highlight of your trip through South America.
  • Drink enough water. It is highly recommendable to keep yourself hydrated while you’re here.
  • Be prepared for the cold, layers of warm clothes could be the best option while traveling through the Uyuni desert.
  • Wear trekking shoes and bring flip flops with you. Flip flops will be really useful while walking through the salt flats.
  • Use sunscreen and sunglasses, protect yourself from the sun, and try applying sunscreen every 40-50 minutes.

This list shows a few essential things that will be useful during this adventure. Make sure to know everything about what to pack before committing to this experience. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything except having fun.

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How to Get to Laguna Blanca?

As mentioned above, Laguna Blanca is located in the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, near the Uyuni Salt Flats, a few kilometers away from the Bolivian and Chilean borders. This group of lagoons is easily accessible, but we highly recommend experiencing this journey by taking a tour. Most of the 3 and 4 days tours take you to see these spectacular natural lagoons.

While you are here, make sure to know how to Uyuni in a real way, take a look at our guide and learn how to choose the best tour operator for you.

The Uyuni Salt Flats have been everyone’s favorite destination while traveling through Bolivia and South America. Without a doubt, these lands will renovate your energy and show you how small we are in comparison to the rest of the world.

Apart from all these astonishing lagoons, there are some places that you must not leave unnoticed! Take a look at the top activities in Uyuni that you can’t miss, and learn everything you need to know about these not-so-touristy destinations that will help you make the most of your trip through the salt flats.


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