|Surface area||6750 m²|
|Max. depth||5.2 m|
|Surface elevation||3800 m|
Geography and Climate
Lake Iguaque is located northwest of Villa de Leyva and is part of the SFF Iguaque. The predominant ecosystem is the páramo, with presence of frailejón plant, ferns, lichens and puyas. The average temperature is 12°C. The route of access to the natural reservation is: Bogotá – Tunja (147 km) /Tunja – Villa de Leyva (39 km). The visitors center Furachiogua offers accommodation for up to 48 persons, and camping zone.
Iguaque is a sacred place to the indigenous people. According to Muisca legend, the mankind was originated in the Iguaque lake, when the goddess Bachué came out from the lake with a boy in her arms. When the boy grew, they populated the earth. They are considered the ancestors of the human race. finally, they disappeared unto the lake in the shape of snakes.