Cano Cristales- The Heavenly river

Have u ever seen a ‘liquid rainbow’? If you’ ever wish to have a glimpse of a ‘liquid rainbow’ you will have to plan up your travel to Columbia. Amidst the Serrania de la Macarena mountains of Columbia flows one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Cano Cristales river is also termed as the “river that flows in the paradise” or river of five colors”. Its remarkable display of blue, green, red, yellow, black and faint blotches of several shades of other colors make the whole scene picturesque.

The river gets these colors from Macarenia Clavigera, an aquatic plant that creates this unique phenomenon between the months of June and December. Have a look at the magnificent view.

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These plants require the right water levels and the right amount of sunlight to blossom on the river beds. The plant is largely found displays vibrant shades of red, maroon, pink and pale pink. At times it displays shades of green when in shaded areas and also seen in yellow, blue and orange colors. The black rocks and the crystal clear waters add up to the quivering effect created by these little plants. This river is an amazing natural wonder that features caverns, a pool and a waterfall.

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You cannot reach Cano Cristales river by road. You will have to travel in bus or a plane from Bagota to Villavicencio. Then travel from Villavicencio to La Macarena by plane. From there you can hire a guide to help you to reach Cano Cristales.

The main intention behind penning this article is to give you a glimpse of this mesmerizing marvel that is the gift of nature to mankind.