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GOCTATOUR TO THE WATERFALL DE GOCTA

Gocta known locally as "The Spout", it is located in the District of Valera, near the towns of Cocachimba and San Pablo, county of Bongará, region of Amazons, to the northeast of Peru, it was given to know to the world, in March of the 2006 for the German investigator Stefan Ziemendorff, and it was considered in that moment like the third higher waterfall of the world, the first are the Jump Ángel in Venezuela with 972 meters high, followed by Tugela Falls in Sudáfrica with 948 meters.

Gocta is a waterfall of two jumps, the first jump it is of 231 meters and the second jump 540 meters, those that total 771 meters high, these measures were obtained by German Stefan Ziemendorff according to the approaches that National imposes Geographic Society.

During decades, the residents of the town of Cocachimba, lived frightened by their beliefs, that which you/they didn't allow them to take advantage in own benefit this tourist important attractiveness.

One of the legends that count the tourist orientadores, is on Gregorio. Gregorio was a resident of the town of Cocachimba, the one accustomed to walk to alone through the waterfall of Gocta. It ascended for the course of the river; until arriving to the heart of the cascade, in this place he/she was appeared a mermaid. More than once, Gregorio visited the mermaid of Gocta who rewarded him with gold and precious stones, for his company and his chat. Gregorio kept the gifts that the mermaid gave him/her zealously, avoiding this way her wife's suspicions. With the step of the time, Gregorio's wife began to suspect of her husband, due to the constant delays. One day found those small gifts in the pockets of Gregorio's pant, because of a negligence of this. Their wife could not believe it, as well as neither you/he/she could contain her jealousies and the betrayal feeling that you/he/she felt, that which made that the following day pursues her husband undercover. It followed it for the bed from the river to a wise distance and when arriving to the cascade he/she hid between branches and the thick thing of the vegetation. It was this way that he/she could see like the mermaid emerged of the water and she could observe like they sat down on some rocks and they started to converse. Gregorio's wife could not contain for more time the jealousies, in an outburst of angry she ran toward them with the intention of facing them; for her bad fortune you tripped with branches and stones, causing a lot of noise, that which watchful to the mermaid who when noticing of this, quickly you/he/she grabbed Gregorio and they disappeared together in the depths of the cascade. Never more it was known about Gregorio and the mysterious mermaid of the cascade of Gocta.

The other legend is on a pot full with gold which is protected by a gigantic snake.



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