Laguna Colorada

Culture

Tucked in the southwest Altiplano of Bolivia near Chile lies one of the many hidden gems of South America, the Laguna Colorado. Translated to “Red Lagoon,” this shallow salt lake, with its strange coloration and its incredible surroundings, does not disappoint. Watch the flamingos paddling in the deep red waters, caused by the pigmentation of the plankton and algae found in the super salty waters and just enjoy the spectacular sight.