Cano Cristales, often called the River of Five Colors, or Rainbow River. The term that refers to the colors displayed.
Display the colors come from algae that thrives in the rocks and the natural caves in the riverbed. Red algae, yellow, green, brown, blue, looks beautiful in the clear water.
But you can not always see the amazing scenery. Algae bloom only at certain periods only. Between the wet period (rainy season) and dry (dry season), that's when Cano Cristales will display the charm. Rainbow colors will cover the entire river
Kejaiban is not long. Only a few days. Maybe this is also an added feature Cano Cristales. After entering the dry season, Cano Cristales turned into ordinary, like the rivers in general.
The river water becomes shallow, colorful algae are 'sleeping'. So if you want to see the stunning natural phenomena, came in the period between the two this season. That's when Cano Cristales' life! "
Actually the flow of river water, go play an important role in the presence of 'miracle' it. The flow of water plays a role in regulating the amount of sunlight coming down to the base. In the rainy season, water flow will prevent sunlight reaching the riverbed.
Unfortunately, Cano Cristales located very remote. Exactly near the town of La Macarena, Colombia. To reach the 'magical river' along the 100 meters and 20 meters wide, it is not easy. Many wild shrubs and trees. The atmosphere was still very natural. Location sinfulness can only be achieved by riding horses or mules.
Perhaps because of the remoteness and inaccessibility, rarely travel agency offering tours there. The local government has not moved any work on this special attractions.
So, the popularity of Cano Cristales just because word of mouth promotion of the tourists who happened to come here. Or from the publication of their pictures in cyberspace. It is unfortunate!