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Reservas Naturales de la Cocha - Other Activity - Colombia

Since being declared a Ramsar protected area, local indigenous and campesino communities around Laguna de la Cocha have been taking an active role in conservation and the development of eco-tourism. All told, 32 hamlets are now reservas naturales, practicing sustainable agriculture and teaching environmental education. La Sombra de un ├ürbol and El Array├ín specialize in traditional and herbal medicine. Ra├şces Andinas preserves genetic resources, including the seeds of more than 30 varieties of potato. El Vicundo has an interpretation trail for birdwatching; La Casa del Buho presents a museum. Most reservas whip up home-cooked meals for their visitors; some have basic lodging.


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Getting There

Contact the tourism office in Pasto for detailed information about the different reservas and on how to get to specific ones.

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Some of the reservas can prepare food for groups of up to 30 persons. To learn more about the reservas, visit:

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Hike the camino ecol├│gico and visit the Capilla de la Virgen de Lourdes on the Santuario de Flora y Fauna Isla La Corota; go trout fishing.

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Colombian Peso

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