High In The Chilean Andes, The Devil’s Lagoon Beckons



In a curious lagoon 12,000 feet above sea level, the water runs blood red. The Red Lagoon, said to be cursed by the Devil himself, is in an area of the Chilean Andes that’s so remote.


It wasn’t known to the national tourism office until 2009. With the water’s temperatures between 100-120, even animals stay away. Tempted for a tour?


This area has historically been populated by the Aymara culture and ancient civilization, who have managed to preserve the secrets and legends of its land, and which have just recently been revealed.


This red pool is possesses by a curse that affects those who approach its red waters.The disappearance of thousands of Aymaras is also attributed to this lake because they drank from its waters.

The lake contains borax islands, whose white color contrasts with the reddish color of its waters, which is caused by red sediments and pigmentation of some algae.

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