Lake Tota

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Colombia's largest freshwater lake (12km by 47km) boasts turquoise waters and is lined with gorgeous little villages such as Tota, Cuítiva and Aquitania, which is the largest, on its eastern shore. According to legend, this lake, which was sacred to the Muisca, was home to a terrifying black fish with the head of an ox and a giant gold-toothed cayman.