Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon)
is a shallow salt lake in the
southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, within
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National
Reserve and close to the border with Chile.
The lake contains borax
islands, whose white
color contrasts nicely with the reddish color of its waters, which
is caused by red sediments and pigmentation of some algae
Laguna Colorada is one of the Ramsar
Wetlands of International Importance
under the Ramsar Convention
signed in 1971.
abound in the
area. Also it is possible to find Andean
flamingos, but in a minor