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Serranía de La Macarena – National Park of Colombia

The Sierra de la Macarena is surrounded by rivers forming part of the Orinoco basin and the sub-basins of the Ariari and Guayabero rivers. The Sierra de La Macarena mountains are considered by scientists the world over as one of the Earth’s richest wildlife reserves, containing a diverse flora and fauna from four of South […]

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Tuparro National Natural Park – Colombia Travel Guide

Serranía de la Macarena is an isolated mountain range located in the Meta Department, Colombia. El Tuparro National Natural Park is the only one in the whole of the Colombian National Natural Parks System that protects a sample of the Llanos Orientales (Western Plains) eco-region. The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt was not mistaken in […]

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The Uramba Bahia Malaga National Natural Park – Colombia Travel Guide

Uramba Bahía Málaga National Natural Park, is one of the newest Colombian national parks and a popular ecotourism destination. The Uramba Bahia Malaga National Natural Park is an exceptional natural site, since it groups together many of the habitats and marine life conditions of the entire Colombian Pacific coast. It forms part of the ‘Mosaico […]

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The Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary – Colombia Travel Guide

Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary (World Heritage Site), situated in Colombia The Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is a polygon with the Island of Malpelo at its centre, which totals almost one million protected hectares, most of them maritime. Dry land comprises only 120 hectares of the total. Visitors to Malpelo Island will find themselves […]

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Utria National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Utría Chocó) – Colombia Travel Guide

The Ensenada de Utria Natural National Park is located in the Choco region, on the Pacific Coast in Colombia The Botanical Garden of the Pacific in Bahía Solano contains 420 acres where visitors can walk along trails to learn about the characteristic plants of Chocó. Few places are simultaneously as mysterious and as beautiful as […]

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Gorgona Island National Park – Colombia Travel Guide

Gorgona National Natural Park a small island, 50 kilometers out of the Colombian pacific coast. There are 2 main islands (Gorgona and Gorgonilla) and 2 tiny rocky keys. Gorgona National Natural Park is an island, and its name derives from a historical event related with the conquistador Francisco Pizarro. When Pizarro’s men arrived on the […]

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The Galeras Fauna and Flora Sanctuary – Colombia Travel Guide

Galeras Flora and Fauna Sanctuary is an icon of the Nariño department. The Galeras volcano, its main attraction, is one of the most active in the continent. The Galeras Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is a symbol of Narino Department. The Mount Galeras volcano, one of South America’s most active, is the Sanctuary’s main attraction. Some […]

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Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary – Colombia Travel Guide

14 miles east of Pereira can visit the Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, a protected area of 489 hectares characterized by rainforest vegetation and sub-Andean forest. The Otun Quimbaya Fauna and flora Sanctuary is immersed in a major corridor called the coffee-producing axis eco-region. Its peaceful mountain slopes and forests provide the habitat for […]

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Iguaque Fauna and flora sanctuary – Colombia Travel Guide

In Iguaque Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, the visitor can find the Sacred Lagoon of Iguaque that, according to Muisca mythology, is the cradle of humanity Visitors to Iguaque Fauna and flora sanctuary will see the sacred Iguaque lagoon, the birthplace of humanity out of which emerged the mother of all the Muisca people according to […]

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The Isla de la Corota Fauna and flora sanctuary – Colombia Travel Guide

The Isla de la Corota Fauna and flora sanctuar an island that to this day floats in the middle of Laguna de la Cocha The Isla de la Corota Fauna and flora sanctuary takes on a special air from the moment it is glimpsed from afar, in the first place because it is Colombia’s smallest […]