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Waterfall Salto del Laja, Chile

From series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
Height: 35 m.

In Chile, in the picturesque Bio-Bio province there is a beautiful waterfall Salto del Laja (or the Laja Falls). As compared with other famous waterfalls of the planet it seems to be very tiny just about 35 meters in height. However, this does not prevent Salto del Laja to be one of the main natural attractions not only in Chile, but also throughout the continent.

Waterfall Salto del Laja, Chile In ancient times the Mapuche tribes lived in the surroundings of the waterfall. They considered these places as sacred and used them for the most important ceremonies. One of the most emblematic initiation was the ceremony of dedication of the youths into “men” if they managed to cross to the other side of the largest fall on foot. That event was incredibly dangerous. According to ancient legends, the waterfall became the last obstacle in the lives of many young Mapuche men. Today a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by high green hills, is one of the most important excursion objects of the country. To the beginning - Niagara Falls

Waterfall Salto del Laja - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Banco Estado' located in 37 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Terpel' in 36 km
Supermarket: 'Supermercado Bigger' in 1.17 km
Parking: 'Villa Todos Los Santos' in 38 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Doctor Simi' in 37 km
Police station: 'Sub Comisaria de Laja' in 1.47 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Chile Tu Cable' in 2.94 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Carriel Sur International Airport CCP - in 65 km

Best hotels near Waterfall Salto del Laja

Hotel Salto Del Laja Resort Ecologico

Located in 28 km from Waterfall Salto del Laja
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Rooms: 55
Guests at Salto Resort can ski in the Antuco Resort, which is 1 hour away by car, or in Nevados de Chillan, a 2-hour drive away. They can also hike … More: photo, rates and booking
El Rincon

Located in 31 km from Waterfall Salto del Laja
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Rooms: 5
At El Rincón guests can book rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Some rooms also feature terraces. There are BBQ facilities in the garden and … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Oceano Los Angeles

Located in 37 km from Waterfall Salto del Laja
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Rooms: 11
Rooms at Oceano Los Angeles have large windows, which make them very bright. They are fitted with air conditioning, heating and private bathrooms … More: photo, rates and booking
Presidente Hotel Concepcion

Located in 57 km from Waterfall Salto del Laja
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Rooms: 34
The hotel offers spacious suites fitted with fully equipped kitchenettes and sound-proof windows. Each room features cable TV and free Wi-Fi. … More: photo, rates and booking

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