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Lake Rica

Gagra, Georgia
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Unforgetable and breath-taking beauty of nature

We drove to the lakd skiping the zipline and rafting areas and the smell of some floewrs were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam B
via mobile
Stunning Lake

This deep-water lake known also as Lake Ritsa is in Abkhazia, a disputed territory of Georgia. It... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
gyanfernando
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“nature” (4 reviews)
“georgia” (3 reviews)
“money” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gagra, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the lakd skiping the zipline and rafting areas and the smell of some floewrs were amazing things felt magical with every step of the way, we did not enter Stalin's Dacha because photography was not allowed inside.

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This deep-water lake known also as Lake Ritsa is in Abkhazia, a disputed territory of Georgia. It is fairly close to Gagra and the area is known as Ritsa Relict National Park. The lake is stunning and surrounded by high mountains. It is possible to...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We had the benefit of excellent weather and the views were superb. We enjoyed a meal overlooking the lake, a visit to Stalin's Dacha and a boat ride on the lake.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Lake Rica is an alpine lake in the Georgian mountain range of the Caucasus. It is very pleasant to leave the Black Sea swimming pool in Gagra and take the canyon to the lake.

Thank Frantisek R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Awesome view with pure blue water surrounded by green mountains and creating the most peaceful place, where u appear among the nature full of amazing legends and fairy tales.

Thank Madlena G
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Most peaceful and quite place I ever see. Mountains and pure Riza's water...it was incredible. I recommended to watch Riza in every kind of season - in summer or winter, whatever, anyway.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful lake with clear blue water, surrounded by mountains. An amazing place to enjoy peace and serenity. It is also possible to stay at Stalin's dacha overnight - there is a small guest house next to the dacha.

Thank Inna N
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We drove out to Lake Ritsa (Rica, Риҵа) just over a week ago during our time in the Abkhazia region of Georgia and the closest we have been to the Russian border so far on our journey which was neat too. It is a beautiful...More

Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very beautiful nature during all the road to the lake, a lot of different trees and climate zones. Very nice lake and the country house of USSR leaders. The nature impresses mush lot then the lake. Don't go with tourist bus, take the private tour.

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Even if you just travel the road to the lake, you will be impressed by the natural beauty of the area. Lake Ritsa is the icy on the cake. November may not be the warmest month but the autumnal colours of the trees makes up...More

1  Thank James s
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Nasa D
3 June 2018|
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Response from František R |
I am sorry, I do not know. I did not travel from Sochi.
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jakubisko1983
23 April 2018|
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Response from mybilberrynights | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. They have special place for camping, but only in summer.
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Masoud G
1 March 2018|
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Response from mybilberrynights | Reviewed this property |
In march snow is melting, maybe it is not so comfy to go to the lake. Maybe better explore the parts near sea, like Afon, Gagra, Sukhum.
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