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Lake Amatitlán

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Amatitlán, Guatemala
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This volcanic lake is located just south of Guatemala City, in the central highlands. It reflects the spectacular Agua and Pacaya volcanoes. Because the lake lies in the catchment basin of Guatemala, ... Read more
it is heavily polluted with sewage, industrial waste, and sediment – making it not ideal to swim in or drink from. However, it still makes a delightful place to picnic, barbeque or boat.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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This gorgeous place is often overlooked in favour of the more popular Lago de Aitlan (equally as gorgeous). Unfortunately it’s not safe to swim here due to severe pollution - but the green colour makes for gorgeous photographs. If you’re feeling adventurous hop in one of the local boats for a tour (just don’t fall out!).

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