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Desierto de La Tatacoa

Right up in the northern part of the department of Huila is a little-known and little-visited attraction, the Tatacoa Desert. However, it should really be on every traveler’s list of things to do in Colombia and rates highly with all those who do manage to get out to the 330 square kilometers (127 sq mi) of red and gray stained rock. In addition to incredible scenery, with towering cacti and interesting rock formations, the Tatacoa Desert is arguably a huge paleontological cemetery. Another reason to come here is that you can camp out for free under the stars.


Other places nearby Desierto de La Tatacoa: Honda, Ibagué, Villavieja and Neiva.

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
10 Feb 2012

VIVA Colombia

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Piscina Orfanda

121881Not quite an oasis but certainly a perfect location for a pool, Piscina Orfanda is a private pool about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) into the desert. It provides visitors with perfect freshwater relaxation ...
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