|Location||Villa de Leyva, Boyacá|
|Surface area||6,750 m2 (72,700 sq ft)|
|Max. depth||5.2 m (17 ft)|
|Surface elevation||3,800 m (12,500 ft)|
Geography and climateEdit
Lake Iguaque is located northeast of Villa de Leyva and is part of the SFF Iguaque. The predominant ecosystem is the páramo, with presence of frailejón plant, ferns, lichens and puyas. The average temperature is 12 °C. The route of access to the natural reservation is: Bogotá – Tunja (147 km) /Tunja – Villa de Leyva (39 km). The visitor center Furachiogua offers accommodation for up to 48 persons, and camping zone.
Lake Iguaque was considered a sacred place for the Muisca. According to legend, mankind was originated in the Iguaque lake, when the goddess Bachué came out from the lake with a boy in her arms. When the boy grew, she married him and their children populated the Earth. They are considered the ancestors of the human race. Finally Bachué and her husband and son disappeared unto the lake in the shape of snakes.
- (in Spanish) "Santuario de Fauna y Flora Iguaque".
- (in Spanish) Ecomochila - Lake Iquaque
- Neocorynura muiscae found at an elevation of 2850 m
- (in Spanish) Tourism at Lake Iguaque