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?