Lagoons

Lake in Pucusana

Around 7km south of Pucusana, off Km 64 along Carr Panamericana Sur, is the turnoff to the village of Chilca, famed for its muddy and mineral-rich lagoons, one of which is nicknamed La Milagrosa (the Miracle). The bathing pools allegedly have power to heal everything from infertility to acne – and some believers credit this to intervention by aliens in UFOs. A mototaxi (three-wheeled motorcycle rickshaw taxi) from Carr Panamericana Sur to the pools costs about S5 each way.

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