Lake Guatavita, 45 miles (75 km) northeast of Bogota, is a picturesque crater lake, whose pre-Colombian history inspired the El Dorado legends. It was once a holy spot for the Musica, whose chieftain El Dorado supposedly dusted himself in gold before bathing in the lake and offering gold objects to the goddess of the lake. The nearby town of Guatavita has craft markets on weekends and a number of restaurants. Tominé Reservoir, which flooded the original town site, offers water sports.
Guatavita - Cundinamarca, Colombia