There is a
river, not like an average one, in Caño Cristales of Colombia.
Due to the
many types of algae it contains, in some periods of the year the clear blue
color of the river gets an unusual mix, reproducing most of the time, five
different colors: red, yellow, green, blue.
Aquatic plants give an extra magic to this majestic appearance, “dancing” with the flow of the river.
About the length and width, Caño Cristales is less than
62.14 in length and exceeds 65.62 ft wide.
find here small waterfalls and pools whose water flow from the south mountainous
area of La Macarena where its source is located, behind the oldest
"Tepuyes de la sierra" in a rugged area plateau in which are numerous
unexplored cave paintings.
is a great variety of birds, reptiles, amphians and primates that can be found
only here. Not to mention the plant species too.
For this reason, this area is militarized and
protected from tourists so, the ecosystem will not be disturbed.
The season to visit it is open to everyone is from
mid-May to the mid-December.