Located in the southern hemisphere, Caño Cristales is considered one of the most beautiful rivers not only in Colombia but worldwide. As a result of exposure to sunlight, also called river of five colors, can be seen black, green, yellow, blue and red plants, living under the clear water, giving a beautiful look full of different hues.
Caño Cristales is not a wide and flowing channel, so it is a quiet place to visit with family and allows photography lovers get stunning panoramic views of the site. It is not possible to visit Caño Cristales all the year, since between January and the first half of May, the algae that provide it with its spectacular color are in reproductive period. So, the best time to enjoy the majesty of the place is from the second half of May to the first half of December.
Off season, you can not access the river of five colors, which responds to a program for preservation. However, activities such as rafting can be made by the Guayabero River, hiking and observing wildlife in the surrounding areas.
Source and images: Caño Cristales