Laguna Verde, Potosi Department

4.5
#4 of 18 in Parks in Potosi Department
Seemingly surreal, the bright green water of Laguna Verde reflects against the snowcapped volcano that lies beyond it. The lake's unique composition of minerals cause it to have a startlingly bright green color that varies from turquoise to dark emerald. The area is best visited when there's a slight breeze in the air, just enough to stir the arsenic in the water and evoke the lovely green shade. Explore the surrounding area on foot or by car to take in all the beauty of the natural scenery. Arrange to visit Laguna Verde and other attractions in San Pedro de Atacama using our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.
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  • The tour guide informed us that the Green Lake has turned grey and is no longer the same green lake. As a result, we canceled our stop there.  more »
  • A small deception of our 3 days tour. Indeed, there wasn't wind at the time we visited, meaning all the sediments where at the bottom of the water, which therefore wasn't green... but the place is...  more »
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  • Water was too salty. Does not work well in lemonade.
  • Laguna Verde is a high-altitude salt lake in southwest Bolivia, known for its green color. It sits at the foot of 2 volcanoes, Licancabur and Juriques, which straddle the border with Chile. Laguna Blanca, white in color, is separated from Laguna Verde by a narrow isthmus. The surrounding Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna features hot springs plus vicuñas, condors and several species of flamingo.
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