The Laguna Verde in Bolivia

Around the world, there are many places that look like out of a Sci-Fi movie, and in South America, you have plenty of them. If you travel to Bolivia, don’t miss the chance to visit the Laguna Verde, an incredible emerald green lake in the middle of the Andes.

Where is located the Laguna Verde

This amazing salt lake its located in the Andean highlands, specifically in Potosi, in the border between Chile and Bolivia. It’s one of the highlights of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve.

Facts about the Laguna Verde in Bolivia

  • The Laguna Verde with the volcano Licancabur makes a fantastic landscape for all travelers visiting this magical place.
  • The dark emerald green color that makes this lake so curious, it’s caused by the chemical composition of its waters, with minerals like; lead, magnesium, arsenic, and calcium carbonate.
  • This lake its highly toxic for the same reason that it gets its beauty, the minerals of its waters.
  • The Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve where is located, it’s visited approx by 30.000 travelers every year.
  • Its located at an elevation of 4300 m.a.s.l and has a surface of 5,2 km².
  • The Laguna Verde has extreme weather conditions, during the day it gets really hot, but when the night comes, temperatures go down below zero celsius degrees.

What you should bring when visiting the Laguna Verde

The Andean highlands of Bolivia has weather conditions that travelers shouldn’t underestimate. Here is a list of things you should keep in mind when packing for your adventure in this amazing place:

  • Warm and comfortable clothing. During the day it will be hot so light clothes can be better, but at night it gets really cold so you need to keep yourself warm.
  • Trekking shoes will be better for the long walk around the Laguna Verde and its surroundings.
  • Your sunglasses
  • Sun blocker, don’t forget this, you will be at a high altitude so UV rays are a serious thing.
  • Water, at least 1 litter per person. You need to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Sleeping bag, depending on where you are spending the night.
  • Your passport.
Tour to the Laguna  verde in Bolivia

How to get to Laguna Verde

The fastest way to get to the Laguna Verde is to get a plane to the Uyuni airport, and from there you can take private transportation to this salt lake.

But, what most travelers just do is take a tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats that includes visiting several lakes that are close to the Chilean border, among them the Laguna Verde. Then, if it’s in your plans, you can continue your adventure all the way to Atacama Desert.

Here you have several options for your tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats and all the fantastic lakes on the area, that of course, includes the Laguna Verde.


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