Los Cerros de Mavecure (or Mavicure), located 50 km south of Inirida.

Top Reasons To Visit Inírida

A side trip to Inirida may not be part of your Colombia getaway plans, but these top reasons to visit Inirida may make you reconsider your itinerary.

Reason # 1:  Witnessing the beauty of Mother Nature.  One of the top reasons to visit Inirida is catching a glimpse of Mother Nature at her finest.  From marvelous rock formations to clean, coffee-colored waters, which provide a unique swimming experience, Inirida can give you more than just a breath of fresh air.

Los Cerros de Mavecure (or Mavicure), located 50 km south of Inirida.

Los Cerros de Mavecure (or Mavicure), located 50 km south of Inirida.

Also known as the “Crying Rock”, The Mavecure Hill is one of the remnants of the oldest mountains in Latin America.  This giant rock formation provides an excellent backdrop to the lush greenery of along the Inirida river.  Climbing the Mavecure hill will give you a magnificent eagle’s eye view of the surrounding rivers and jungles.  But it’s best to visit during the summer season between December and March to be able to catch a glimpse of the white sand beaches by the rivers (and maybe take a dip in the cool, clear waters as well).

In addition to the famous Mavecure Hill, Inidira is also home to some of the most unique watering holes.  In the middle of some of the forests in and near Inidira are little rivers called Canos.  These rivers have brown of “coffee colored” waters, a refreshing break from the ho-hum white sand beaches found all over the world.

If peace and quiet is your thing, you can also visit some of the lagoons found in Inidira.  One of the famous lagoons in town is the Laguna de Bruha or the Witches’ lagoon.  The symphony of water, nature and birds makes it a perfect place to meditate and ponder upon the numerous gifts of Mother Nature.

Reason # 2: The Inidira flower.  Another of the top reasons to visit Inirida is that it is home to the Inirida flower, one of the most beautiful flowers in the world.  This flower is a burst of pink and white, much like the fireworks we see during the fourth of July, and it changes color, too!  This hardy plan can survive with minimal irrigation throughout the year.

Reason # 3: Watch the river dolphins.  Inirida river is also home to the Amazon river dolphins.  Fondly called Toninas by the locals, these river dolphins look like something straight out of the Pokemon cartoons with their pink and grey hues.  But be warned, taking decent pictures of these cute pink dolphins may be harder than you think.  One has to be ready with a camera at all times.

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