Spectacular natural scenes and colors are accepted by tourists on the banks of the Caño Cristales River during the wet or dry seasons in Colombia, and this river attracts tourists during the period between July to October, that is, during the moderate months between the wet and dry seasons, every year.
Views from the river
The 62.1-mile-long river is located in Colombia’s Serrania de La Macarena National Park, in Meta Province, and is known as the “River of Five Colors”, and the Caño Cristales, also called the “Liquid Rainbow”, is one of the most amazing wonders. Natural in South America, thanks to its bright colors.
The colors of the river are beautiful
Highlights photos published by the network CNNThe bright colors of this unique river, the river bed is bright red, yellow, green, blue and black during the few months when conditions are right.
waterfall on the banks of the river
The colors of the river can be seen from mid-May and sometimes until December, but they are brighter during the months of June and November, and these colors appear during the reproduction process of the aquatic plants in the river.
It used to be that the Caneo Cristales River received thousands of tourists who flock to enjoy the scenery of the river every year before the emergence of the Corona pandemic, but the matter was affected after fears of damage to gatherings and excessive tourism.
Flavia Santoro, head of the country’s tourism board, said measures must be taken to protect the area, as the influx of visitors was very large.
The pandemic provided an opportunity to reduce the number of visitors, prioritizing the health of the area and protecting the day, as the river brings much-needed funds to the area, as the local population has suffered a huge loss of income..
There are also designated swimming areas in the river, however, visitors are not allowed to swim with sunscreen or insect repellent spray on, as the plants are sensitive to the products’ chemicals.
Tourists travel there not only to see the river, but the abundance of wildlife. Turtles, iguanas, the national birds of Colombia, are just some of the native species that can be spotted in the Serrania de la Macarena National Park, which includes more than 400 bird species.