Reserva Natural del Azufral

Reserva Natural del Azufral is the home of the majestic volcano Azufral (4070m) famous for its beautiful green lagoon. The reserve was created in 1990 and covers an area of 5,800 hectares (58 km2).

The majestic Volcano AzufralThe green lagoon is a wonderful sight and as the volcano is semi-dormant there are no restrictions on climbing it. There are also two other much smaller lakes in the crater, Laguna Negra and Laguna Cristal.

What captured our attention was the landscape behind the mountain, valley of tropical tundra, field of Fraijleons, flowers of all colours. We felt the energy of the cardinal points, being in the centre of the cordillera and surrounded by wave of clouds coming from the Amazonian forest and the Pacific coast: paradise.

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Flora near Volcano Azufral

To visit Azufral and the Laguna Verde, head to Túquerres, a small town located about 1h30 from Pasto (20,000 COP). From the centre of Túquerres, there are local buses that take tourists (for 10’000 COP) to the 'Reserva Natural del Azufral, about 12km till the road ends. There is a small fee (1000 COP) to pay at the cabin of Corponariño, the environmental agency.

We pitched our tent for free and walked to the volcano, a quite easy 2 hours walk from the cabin.

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