Laguna Colorada, also known as the red lagoon, is a shallow salt lake that lies in southwest Bolivia, on the border of Chile. The lagoon can be found in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Reserve, which fascinates with amazing landscapes, flora, and fauna.

Laguna Colorada is part of the Los Lípez (formerly Laguna Colorada) Ramsar wetland. It was listed as a “Ramsar Wetland of International Importance” in 1990.

The laguna spans 60 km². The lake’s water is only 35cm deep with a maximum depth of 1.5m, and it changes from deep blue to dark red. The stunning place attracts photographers from all over the globe as various lake colors combined with a clear blue sky and distant Andes mountains create a perfect setting for great photos.

The colors of Laguna Colorada stand out immediately upon seeing it. Tinged with red algae and other microorganisms, the water is a deep orange-red hue. Perfectly contrasted, the salt lake is dotted with large white pools caused by massive borax deposits on the lake’s surface. Combined with the rolling mountains and craggy rock shores, Laguna Colorada is an immaculate and beautiful wildlife area.

Snow-capped volcanoes appear at the top center and lower left. Access roads on three sides of the lake are used by tourists to visit these other-worldly landscapes.

Also, the laguna is the perfect place for spotting flamingos. The lake attracts the James’, Chilean and Andean flamingos, the latter being the rarest flamingo species in the world. Three of the world’s six species of flamingo are found here because of the abundance of plankton in the lake. The largest population of the incredibly rare James’ Flamingo can be found here.

Llamas and alpacas can also be seen there. You can even get very close to them without restriction.

According to Wikipedia