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Caño Cristales

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This tributary of the Guayabero River is commonly called the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow," and is famous for its striking colors, caused by aquatic plants on the riverbed. The river is often referred to as one of the most beautiful on Earth.
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River Tributary

Airport(s) & Port Harbor(s) Service

La Macarena Airport (LMC) & 40 min drive


100 km (62 mi)

Known For

Alien Landscape & Unique Attraction
Beautiful Rainbow Colours
Top Travel Destination in South America

Best Time to Visit

Rainbow Colors After Rainy Season: Late June - November

Max Water Depth


Day Trip from Major Cities

Day Trip from La Macarena possible

Caño Cristales, La Macarena, Meta, Colombia

Special Info & Comments

Within the Tinigua National Natural Park (Parque Nacional Natural Tinigua)