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Cabana Buenavista lago de Tota

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Address: Boyaca, Colombia
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+57 311 2333478

Largest lake in Colombia, located in the east of Boyacá department

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Lago Tota - the biggest lake in Colombia

We came from Paipa trough the mountains , passing Iza, a very tough road, mostly unpaved or under construction. At 3100 m height the huge lake is beautiful. We arrived at La Playa... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

We came from Paipa trough the mountains , passing Iza, a very tough road, mostly unpaved or under construction. At 3100 m height the huge lake is beautiful. We arrived at La Playa Blanca at noon, just in time for lunch at the restaurant on the beach, good service and tasty trout (of course). The unexpected white beach is wonderful... More 

3 Thank 925HaroldE
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Very beautiful lake at more than 3,000 metres. The light is beautiful and the white beach is definitely a recommendation. The whole surrounding area is beautiful!

Thank Laurens M
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

It is a 4 hour drive from Bogota. The lake is huge and surrounded by houses and businesses so hard to find a way to the lake. We ended up eating at a restaurant and their backyard had a dock with access to the lake. The boat operator wanted $90.00 U.S. dollars for a 30 minute boat ride for 2... More 

2 Thank Yoipitydafool67
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

One of the most beautiful landscapes you can find in Colombia. Arrive driving from bogota (4-5 hours), once you get there you'll be breathless. The view, the water, the beach, the mountains is like if you were in a dream. You can choose between walking in the beach or take a tour to navigate the lake.

Thank juan m
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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313 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We drove here from Paipa to see Playa Blanca. The journey wasn't easy since the road is very curvy and alternates between parts that are paved and parts that are gravel with very little signage to direct us to the correct roads, but it was a beautiful drive. When we arrived we stayed for about an hour and had a... More 

1 Thank daisy21988
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

If you are on a budget, carry heavy bags, want to make the most of your time, or all 3 things at the same time, I recommend you base yourself in Sogamoso to visit the lake, there's a bunch of hotels surrounding the bus terminal, we picked the Gran Hotel and it was fine, for 35 000 pesos we had... More 

24 Thank Deranah
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I had the opportunity to travel this weekend to this beautiful place, although it was cold and very little sun, I had a great time. I recommend checking the weather forecast before going just to make sure. If you go with a SUV or 4X4 I recommend driving around the lake (half of the trip around lake has dirt roads).... More 

2 Thank Dre2013
Barichara, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

an incredible lake in one of the most beatiful regions in Colombia, where you will not only enjoy the scenery, but other attractions such as hot springs, colonial towns and many other remarkable possibilities within the newly extreme sports selection.

1 Thank marx-engels
Bogota, Colombia
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

3hours drive from Bogota. Public transportation take you to "Sogamoso" (3hrs, u$9) and then you take another bus to "Aquitania" or Laguna de Tota (u$1.50). It's a beautiful place, with nice people and cheap public transportation and food. There are restaurants by the lake, many onion crops, much silence and the weather is 14-17celcius degrees approx. Might get a little... More 

4 Thank Margarita M
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Although most people visit this lake heading straight to the white sand beach, we visited this site from Paipa, going through the charming villages of Firavitoba, Iza (lovely plaza and good restaurant!) and Cuitiva (the plaza has a statue of Bochica, mythical hero of the Muiscas). After enjoying beautiful views of the lake, we ended up visiting the Pueblito Antiguo... More 

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