This Colombian River that is also called the river of seven colours is probably one of the most beautiful rivers on the planet. The different colours that make it so unique arise from freshwater algae in the river bed. One thing up front this place is incredibly stunning. But not only the river itself but the nature that surrounds is as well. It is definitely a very special experience to visit this place and more an off the beaten path experience. Only a few years ago the Meta area surrounding Cano cristales had to be secured by the military. Having said that it is now safe to visit this place and you should not miss out on it. This is indeed a very special and different experience from the regular sights like Tayrona, Salento and Cartagena.
Where is Caño Cristales?
Caño Cristales is located in the region Sierra de la Macarena, in the department of Meta. The climate in this area is hot and tropical.
Best Travel Time?
In order to see the full colourfulness of the river you should go there between June and December. Only during this time the river unfolds his magical colours and is even accessible.