Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Perfect Jungle Spot - Laguna Azul or Blue Lagoon


One of the most beautiful places I’ve been to is Laguna Azul or Blue Lagoon.

It is a magical spot of unspoiled nature in the jungle where you can feel that you really have entered in the Amazon.

The grounds are filled with rainforest plants and their colorful flowers and countless butterflies teem in the air.





Laguna Azul or Blue Lagoon is a small tourist complex in Talag.

The Kichwa Community of Talag is part of Pano parish.

The complex itself is about an hour and half from Tena by car.





The roads to get there are really bad and there is no bus route that reaches Laguna Azul.

You either have to rent a taxi, which are really cheap in Ecuador, have a car of your own or walk.

The complex is owned and maintained by local Kichwa people.




It’s communal and ecological and the money is used for the benefit of the whole community.

The cost for adults is only $2 and for children $1.

There are two rivers in Laguna Azul.





One of them is the powerful Anzu with strong and dangerous current.

The other, which has given its name to the complex, is a smaller river with a much slower current.

The place is very rustic and typical for the zone.





The complex offers a restaurant with different kinds of foods and beer.

There are small cabins that the guests can use without any cost.

Laguna Azul has different spots for bathing.





For the daredevils there is a swimming hole with a stone wall and ropes hanging over it.

If you wish to jump to the water from high up and fight the current before the two rivers unite.

Perfect spot for my son who enjoyed swinging around and bobbing in the current with a tube.









For smaller or less brave bathers Laguna Azul offers its Blue Lagoon.

A small lagoon formed by the river and hidden behind the jungle vegetation.

A perfect spot to enjoy the crystalline waters and the beauty of the surrounding nature.








This is my favorite spot and the most amazing place I have been able to visit.

Do you have a favorite place for swimming?


What is the most beautiful place you have visited?

64 comments:

  1. You have convinced me, this is on my vacation bucket list!! AMAZING!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful ! I love the butterflies!

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  3. Such a beautiful place, I love all the nature and the butterflies!

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  4. What a gorgeous place! These pictures look like they could be off of a postcard! :)

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  5. What a beautiful place! I must visit!!

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  6. This looks like a stunning place to visit!

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  7. That is beautiful! Going to have to add that to my list of places to visit one day!

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  8. Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica and Limba black sand beach in Cameroon is two of the most beautiful place I have visited.

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  9. I feel like I just took a mini-vacay looking through all of your pictures! So fun!!!
    The most beautiful place I've ever been is hands down Santorini, Greece.

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  10. Those are some amazing shots.. such a lively place!

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  11. These are my favorite photos so far. Looks so absolutely stunning and like a great time. Getting back to nature like that is unparalleled.

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  12. These pictures are so beautiful! Totally make me want to visit Ecuador (I've never been!)

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  13. The rock there is so light in colour, it's interesting - I've never seen such a thing. I wonder if climbers (like me!) go bouldering around those parts of Ecuador..

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  14. Wow how beautiful. I love nature like this.

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  15. These photos are breathtaking! I honestly never knew how beautiful Ecuador was until I started reading your blog.

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  16. Beautiful composition of the photos! Do you still do post-processing or these are raw?

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    1. I do post-processing, especially for The Queen With The Frozen Heart but these are all raw pictures.

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous jungle spot! I've always wanted to visit the Amazon! <3

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  18. What a gorgeous place! So peaceful and calm. The butterflies are so lovely. You could really spend a lot of time here and not want to leave..

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  19. Wow!! Totally on my travel list now! Thanks!

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  20. Beautiful!! I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. Breathtaking! This reminds me so much of my country in the Philippines. Green trees, nice fresh water, butterflies! Definitely a place to go and relax. Although I will never be allowed to swim in, Niagara Falls here in Ontario is something I love watching especially during the night with the lights coming through :)

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  22. Such gorgeous shots! It looks so alive!

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  23. I'm always a sucker for nature pictures! I LOVE these!

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  24. those pictures look like nature untouched by humans. So pretty. makes me want to take a trip there

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  25. This looks like a great place to meditate, do some yoga and relax in the little pools! I hope there's no crocodile though!

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  26. I love how rustic everything is, let's you be one with nature. The complex and restaurant looks cheap and affordable, but it's sturdy.

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  27. I like how the Blue Lagoon in its raw beauty. The perfect spot to relax and be refreshed by nature's beauty.

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  28. Such beautiful photos. I think I'd prefer the Blue Lagoon as it looks so relaxing! I have a favourite place in Spain to swim. It's so beautiful! http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/2013/09/the-roman-baths.html

    Katie <3

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  29. You got some gorgeous photos! Looks so refreshing

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  30. Beautiful!!
    Definitely great to get in touh with nature and appreciate what Earth has to offer.
    A great hidden treasure in Ecuador.

    Cheers~
    Pingerrain*Priscilla
    http://www.pingerrain.com

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  31. That looks absolutely beautiful! Love learning so much about Ecuador :)

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  32. You are such a talented photographer You should sell some of those photos to a travel magazine. They are amazing.

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  33. This place is beautiful! I'd love to visit there some day.

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  34. You have captured some beautiful shots of the flora and fauna there. It is a mystical looking place!

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  35. You captured really beautiful picture.
    Love the butterfly^^

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  36. So gorgeous - I'd love to visit there!

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  37. These are such beautiful photos! I love the ones with the butterflies - they're my favorite.

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  38. Beautiful! I love everything in it. The place...the waters...the rocks. I love this place. I love it. I love it.

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  39. omg... so beautiful photos. Looks you have fun trip. I wish to go there too someday.

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  40. What a beautiful place! I wouldn't mind paying $2 to get in this location and the hard challenging route just to swim and experience both lagoons.

    To answer your question, my favorite spot and probably the most beautiful swimming place for me would be El Nido in Palawan in the Philippines. I have only been there once and felt it was paradise. Can't forget it.

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  42. This place is like a paradise. My favorite spot in the world as of now is Cayo Levantado in the Dominican Republic - the beach is magical.

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  43. What an amazing experience. You should really turn those pictures into a calender!

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  44. These pictures are very lovely, I felt like I was there!

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  45. I'd love to go play in a lagoon. Being surrounded by green is soooo peaceful. The pink flower is gorgeous. I need to visit a rainforest one of these days.

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  46. What a gorgeous place! I'd love to visit :-)

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  47. Beautiful places, full of natural resources ....

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  48. We also have a place called Laguna in the Philippines and like Laguna Azul, it is rich in natural resources and jungle-like rivers too.

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  49. The blue lagoon is such a pristine, lovely place, I would love to dip my knees in those waters and just chill out. The butterflies photos are unique, as well as the flower pics.

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  50. Wow, gorgeous! This so reminds me of my birth country, Trinidad. I think Maracas Bay is probably one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to for swimming. Absolutely great pics by the way.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  51. The place looks beautiful and the rivers look crystal clear. It must be nice to have a swim in the river.

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  52. Wow! This is amazing! I would live in a hut if I could be in this surrounding! so beautiful and priceless!

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  53. This place is so nice! Breathtaking and wonderful scenery, sounds of nature.. :)

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  54. What a beautiful country. Plus your photos do the terrain great justice. I'd love to visit someday.

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  55. This is really a perfect place for jungle and camping activities.

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  56. Wow, it looks like our province. I love it. Wishing I could go here

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