The World List of Natural Sites of Tourist Attraction
Cano Cristales was off limits for decades while in the grip of guerrilla fighters but is officially back in business and welcoming more tourists than ever before. Most visitors come to this remote river canyon in the Orinoquía region to hike between its waterfalls and bathe in its natural swimming holes. While worth the trip in any season, the canyon is particularly prismatic between July and November when an algae bloom turns the riverbed into a rainbow of colors. The isolated outpost of La Macarena is your base for trips to Caño Cristales and it's only reachable by air from Bogotá or Villavicencio.
Location: Meta, Columbia
The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions: 2018