Laguna Del Maule
Laguna Del Maule
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Beautiful Lagoon, located in the Maule Region, to get there you have to drive for about 2 hours from Linares or 2 hours 30 minutes from Talca, once you get there you will find this beautiful turquoise ice-cold lagoon between the mountains, if you are lucky enough you will find snowy mountains,It is advisable to take food and water, because up there there's nothing else besides nature.
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JoeFLondon
Alvor, Portugal187 contributions
Feb 2020
We had been told this lake has amazing scenery. In fact it is nice enough but not that special. The scenery on the road up from Talca, yes that is amazing, especially the inverted waterfall.
Note you have to go through the Chilean border post to get there by car, for which you need ID and all car documents (our rental car did not have 1 of 4 bits of paper), otherwise you can walk up.
Fun fact, the area is controlled by the Chilean Navy (all the warning signs etc...)
Written 28 February 2020
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Adrian Marano
Buenos Aires, Argentina5,055 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We found Laguna del Maule when driving from San Rafael to Santiago de Chile. If you came from Argentina you need to cross the border using Paso Pehuenche. The lagoon is beautiful, deserves a stop!.
Written 1 January 2019
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CatalinaEspinoza
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile8 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I love the Maule Lagoon you can enjoy this wonderful lake, in the warmer months from December, it is apt to bathe, the children alone in the lower parts of this lake, but it is the perfect panorama to enjoy a day with the family like a picnic, family outing or with friends.
Written 13 November 2018
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Gaspar
6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Hello! I went to Termas del médano, you can get there by car or by bus going through the international route Ch-115. You have to take the bus in the bus station of Talca.
I went there in winter (august), so at that time the Laguna del Maule was closed because of the snow on the road. But I could get to the Waterfall that is located like 20 meters high and the weird thing is this waterfall goes up because of the wind. Unfortunately when I went it did not happen. Probably for the season.
The weekend that I spent there I stayed in Termas del médano in a small cabin with a kitchen, bathroom, two beds. Perfect for me and my partner.
In the tourist complex you can enjoy of thermal waters and also natural steambaths, coming from the ground.
I totally recomend San Clemente as the commune and the places that I visited.
You should bring cash with you because once you get in to the mountains there are no ATM. Also the best time to go is Summer (December to February)
Good luck in your trip!
Written 3 November 2018
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Neil B
Morden, null, United Kingdom5 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
A bit of customs fuss as it's between the two countries. Make sure you have your cars documents. There is a terma half way up which looked good if you are agile. Great restaurant. Wonderful.
Written 24 January 2018
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Catalina T
Chile13 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Although the location is wrong, this amazing turquoise ice-cold lagoon it's located in Maule Region, to get here you have to drive around 2 hours from Linares or 2 hours 30 minutes from Talca.
Once you get up there you will find this amazing lagoon between the mountains, if you are lucky enough you will find snowy mountains, what makes this place even better.
Normally you can't get to the lagoon in winter because It snows a lot and there is danger of avalanche, anyway lots of people go to enjoy the snow on the sides of the road, however in spring or summer it totally worth it the 2 hours of driving to get to the top,
it is advisable to take some water and food for the day because up there there's nothing else besides nature.
Written 20 November 2017
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JONATHAN F
LAKE OSWEGO29 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
I recently joined a couple of dozen other geologists for a three-day visit to the spectacular scenery of Laguna del Maule. The lake is ringed by large, rugged lava flows, some exhibiting beautiful outcrops of obsidian (black volcanic glass). The azure water dramatically sets off the tan and brown outlines of the flows, and there are quite a few species of colorful birds flying around.

Although the tourist bureaus won't advertise this, Laguna del Maule is currently experiencing an unusual episode of rapid uplift--over 2 meters in 14 years--which most likely means that a large quantity of molten magma is intruding the rock layers beneath the lake. This *might* mean that a giant eruption is imminent, although there would most likely be considerable warnings for days, weeks, or months before lava actually appeared at the surface. This makes for a dramatic story to tell the folks back home.

There are no services available at the lake, beyond a campsite near the dam. Currently there is a major hydroelectric conduit being built below the dam, which is controversial because the pipe will divert most if not all of the water from the Rio del Maule, causing the ecosystem to be damaged or destroyed.
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The night sky away from the lights around the dam is quite amazing.
Written 4 December 2016
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