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Sustainable destination Lake Tota, Colombia

Characterized by its green countryside, fertile land and noble people: Lake Tota is the largest freshwater lake in the Colombian Andes.

This second highest navigable lake in South America is fed by páramos, a unique ecosystem found in only 6 countries worldwide! The lake won the “Grey Globe’ Award from the international World Wetland Network in 2012 for for being a wetland of international importance under threat. This award inspired the people behind the Mentocito Foundation to start ABC Tota initiative. The lake provides the villages surrounding it fresh water supply and irrigation for the crops and water supplies for their herds. Lake Tota is a top 100 sustainable destination by Green Destinations.

Sustainable destination Lake Tota!

Green destination Lake Tota is one of the freshwater lakes in Colombia. This second highest navigable lake in South America is fed by páramos, a unique ecosystem found in only 6 countries worldwide. The Páramo ecosystem also plays an important role in supporting high biodiversity and fertile soil and as a tourist attraction. Their local partner organization Fundación Montecito is a non-governmental organization founded in 2010, who works to protect wetland regions in the Andes, specifically Lake Tota and the surrounding area. Through environmental education at schools and information about environmentally friendly tourism at the lake, our partner organization is raising awareness about the importance of the lake and the threats to this unique environment.

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City Express Junior Bogota Aeropuerto

13.29 kg
8.4 2324 reviews

Radisson AR Bogota

29.29 kg
9.1 949 reviews

Habitación 5 minutos aeropuerto

1.20 kg
9.5 219 reviews

Hotel Casa Modelia

1.80 kg
9.3 544 reviews

Soy Local Parque La 93

1.62 kg
8.9 728 reviews

Hotel Casa Guadalupe

3.31 kg
8.4 990 reviews

Stay In Bogota

2.66 kg
9.5 144 reviews

Habitaciones Familiares Tunja Norte

4.42 kg
9.5 104 reviews

things to do

Sierra Nevada del Cocuy A mecca for climbers and hikers in high altitude in Colombia. The breathtaking mountain area in the national park consists of two parallel north-south rangers, offering peaks of rare beauty, lakes waterfalls and big cliffs! It’s one of the most mesmerizing places in South America!
The healing place Go to the small colonial village Iza. Iza is home to thermals springs, which are believed to have healing powers. There are several access points to the hot points, the most popular being Piscina Erika!
Alto Ricaurte Discover Boyacá’s rich artistic, culinary, and agricultural heritage and support social and economic development in Alto Ricuarte. In the tour you learn to create artisanal crafts and learn the customary dance of carranga music.

meest duurzame hotels in Lake Tota, Colombia

City Express Junior Bogota Aeropuerto

13.29 kg
8.4 2324 reviews

Radisson AR Bogota

29.29 kg
9.1 949 reviews

Habitación 5 minutos aeropuerto

1.20 kg
9.5 219 reviews

Hotel Casa Modelia

1.80 kg
9.3 544 reviews
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