Legend tells that the Inca Illi Yupanqui was in love with princess Kora-llé, the most beautiful woman in the empire. To celebrate their love, they got married high in the Andes at the peaks above a gorgeous lake. While performing the ceremony, the princess fell from a cliff to her death. The prince was full of sadness and anguish. He decided the only burial worthy of her beloved was to lay Kora-llé‘s body to rest in the depths of the lake. They wrapped her body in white linens. As it descended, the water magically turned an emerald blue color, the same color of her eyes. It is said that from that day on, the Lake of the Inca is enchanted. Some say at nights we can hear the soul of Illi Yupanqui crying for his beloved.