Caño Cristales is the World's Most Beautiful River (11 pics)


If you ever make your way to Colombia, try and time it just right so that you see Caño Cristales in all its glory. Often called "the most beautiful river in the world" as well as "the river of five colors," Caño Cristales is one of those destinations you almost have to see to believe. Due to its remote location, it can only be accessed by horse, which makes seeing this river even more special.

During a brief span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, the many varieties of algae and moss bloom in a dazzling display of colors; blotches of amarillo, blue, green, black, and red--and a thousand shades in between.

Time to add this to the list of places to see before I die...

Via Atlas Obscura and Neatorama

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Tags: cano, colombia, cristales, river, travel, trip

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Comment by Doug Farren on August 20, 2009 at 8:24am
These are amazing photos. They're really places in the world that look like they're from another world. How diverse and beautiful is our world.
Comment by danielgraficos on August 19, 2009 at 6:39am
I´m from Colombia, thanks for posting these beautifull and amazing pics !!!
Comment by danielgraficos on August 19, 2009 at 6:33am
I´m from Colombia, thanks for posting this beautifull and amazing pics !!!
Comment by alice on August 18, 2009 at 4:02pm
Thanks, Antonia! All changed. :)
Comment by Antonia Williamson on August 18, 2009 at 3:54pm
It's Colombia by the way :)
Comment by Annie on August 18, 2009 at 1:33pm
Wow that's amazing! Reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or the Wizard of Oz...very colorful.
Comment by Ivan on August 18, 2009 at 12:51pm
The last one the best - the river is a home for each color.
Comment by Toy on August 18, 2009 at 12:40pm
Now on my list of places to see....
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