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Caño Cristales: Magic Realism

Caño Cristales in La Macarena, Colombia

On a sunny day, the red, purple, green blue and yellow colors of Caño Cristales in La Macarena will appear and once you arrive at this heavenly place your eyes will not want to see anything different. This fusion makes it seem as if the rainbow had melted into the water, which, in this paradisiacal river is crystal clear, considered by many without fear of confusion as the most beautiful in the world. The compliment seems excessive, but only by visiting it is possible to dimension the beauty of this paradise in Colombia. We have direct flights from Villavicencio, Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.


We have arranged this portal to clarify all the doubts of visitors, with updated and accurate information. With the cheapest tourist plans on the market, which accommodate different budgets and needs. We want to show you that when you come you will be fascinated and for this we have one of the best photo galleries of Caño Cristales, taken just a few months ago, so you can experience the feeling of visiting the river, wherever you are.

Exact location of Caño Cristales on the Map

Caño Cristales is located in Colombia, exactly in the department of Meta, near the municipality of La Macarena, leaving from the port of Inderena taking the Guayabero river north to the port "Los Mangos" this trip is approximately 20 minutes. From there we take 4X4 cars towards the entrance point to the park that is Caño Cajuche approximately 20 minutes from Los Mangos port, from this point we have to walk another 45 minutes to get there. Caño Cristales also called the "river of five colors" is not a large river, it is really quiet and has a maximum width of 20m.

Planificación de viaje

Caño Cristales in La Macarena, Colombia

To visit Caño Cristales it is necessary that you take into account a series of recommendations to make your visit more pleasant

How to get dress Caño Cristales?

Comfortable and light clothes for activities.

Wear a long-sleeved shirt to cover yourself from the sun.

Long pants other than jean`s preferably sweatshirts that are very comfortable and easy to dry fabric

Cap or cap, turkeys that protect enough from the sun, preferably with neck protection

Shoes closed, covering the ankle, with good grip and that can get wet, the shoes we use to make the walks must be willing to get wet the 2 days of tourist activities.

Shoes to rest.

What is prohibited in Caño Cristales?

The fauna and flora traffic of the region is not allowed. Help us to conserve.

No sunscreen, repellent or any kind of chemicals are allowed in the park.

No smoking in the park.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages inside the park.

Do not consume water from Caño Cristales.

The entry of any type of plastic is not allowed, it is recommended to carry a "bottle bag".

What to take to Caño Cristales?

Raincoat or tent to protect from rain

Small backpack or auxiliary hiking bag preferably with two freighters that do not bother when walking along very narrow or reduced paths

Swimsuit to be used for 2 days of tourist activities

2 bottles of water per person (Plastic bottles are not allowed)

Camera recharged and with good memory.

Other tips:

Support the economy of the community by making handmade purchases made by the inhabitants of the region.

Vegetarian people or with special food requirements please inform in writing at the time of booking

It is important to inform if you suffer from any disease and allergies.

La Macarena is a destination that does not offer luxuries, the hotel industry is basic.


Caño Cristales in La Macarena, Colombia

Some photos of Caño Cristales and La Macarena taken in the 2018 season.

Cascada Piedra Negra en Caño Cristales
Sector Pailoes en Caño Cristales
Fauna de Caño Cristales
Los Ochos.jpg
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