September 13th, 2013

Fantastic river Cristales

The national ecological reserve Macarena in Colombia takes an unusual river Cristales (Spanish Cano Cristales – Crystal River), called by locals “the river of five colors”.

Bright color the river provide a variety of algae and mosses, blue, green, yellow, red and black, which acquire saturation at certain times between the dry and wet season, and prior to that period are very faded.

During a riot of colors – from June to November – the river is open to tourists.
Because the river is unusually transparent, the range of colors is presented in all its glory, and you can see in detail at the bottom of the circular wells, in which travelers are committed to swim.

Rock the river is dotted with numerous indentations of natural origin, which adds to the quirkiness of the river.