The Cano Cristales, touted as the most beautiful river in the world (also called as the “River of five colors”), is definitely a treat to human eyes. It is so indistinguishable from other rivers of the world, that just a look at it or a beautiful visit to it can leave an everlasting impression on a person. A river flowing in Colombia runs for about 100 km before joining into the main water body. It is located in the northern part of Colombia, in “Sierra de la Macarena”. The real pictures of the river look more of a graphical representation, but which is not the case. It appears like that because of the rainbow colors which the river reflects, at a particular season every year.
The river can be seen with multi-color mosses and algae all around, at a specified time of a year, otherwise which appear to be dull green and brown all over. The multi-color effect is mainly due to the variation in the water level which is affected during some parts of the year, and thus making the mosses bright up and blooms for the spectators. The water level adjusts the required sunlight for the plants, but if observed in the dry and rainy seasons, the picture is different.
There is a kind of shallowness in the dry season and a kind of swampy in the rainy season which do not give out that illuminating rainbow effect all over. The point lies in between the two, and perhaps, this is where the water level is appropriate for the display of all the spectacular combinations of red, green, yellow, and blue algae.
The waterfalls too, from the river adding more radiance to the already existing spectacle. The river is more of a biological heritage for the people of La Macarena, attracting many adventurers and tourists from all around the globe.