It’s referred to as the most beautiful river in the world and it’s not hard to see why.
For most of the year, the Caño Cristales river in Colombia looks like any other river. But from September through to November, when the water level is just right, the river transforms into a liquid rainbow.
It’s all thanks to a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera which turns a brilliant red during those months. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between.
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Caño Cristales, is located in a remote, isolated area not easily accessible by road, however tourists can now fly into the nearby town of La Macarena before heading into Serrania de la Macarena – the national park where the river is located.