San Agustín Off The Beaten Path

  • Rio Magdalena at El Estrecho
    Rio Magdalena at El Estrecho
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    Salto de Bordones
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    Salto de Mortino

    by morgr Updated Apr 12, 2007

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    Salto de Mortino is the lesser accessible of the two waterfalls in the area. It is located on privately owned land. You can drive up to the gate, where the guy hangs out and he will take 1,000pesos (less than 50cents) from each passenger. You then proceed through a feild a short way to the waterfall. This one has a little overhanging viewing platform, if you're afraid of heights, don't look down, because it's a looong way.

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    El Estrecho

    by morgr Written Apr 12, 2007

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    Rio Magdalena at El Estrecho
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    El Estrecho is the area where the Rio Magdalena is at its narrowest, less than two meters across. If it's really hot out (as it was when we visited) , jumping in can provide some much needed refreshment.

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    Salto de Bordones

    by morgr Written Apr 12, 2007

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    Salto do Bordones is one of two waterfalls in the area. This is the easier accessible of the two, as it has paved road going to the top, where there is a (seemingly abandoned) restaurant or hotel.
    There is a viewing area, with guardrails and such. For the braver you can follow a narrow path that zig-zags down the slope to the river at the bottom. Along this path, there are nice views too, though I didn't go all the way down to the river.

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    Anillo Turistico: el Estrecho

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Our last stop of the day was in el Estrecho, were the infamous Colombian river, the Rio Magdalena is at its narrowest (less then 2 meters). The river just moves through this amazing rock formation at a fast pace... some dare to jump the river here, but many have died... I just enjoyed the view...jejeje.

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    Anillo Turistico: Alto de los Idolos and more

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We also visited the towns of San Jose de los Isnos and Obando... along the way; we stopped to see more statues at Alto de las Pierdas and Alto de los Idolos (my favorite archeological park in the area). The view from this last sight is amazing. Everything seemed so green back when I visited this area in early September 2001.

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    Anillo Turistico: two waterfalls

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I took a jeep ride to some of the far away attractions in the area through what they call el Anillo Touristico. This was an amazing day... got to see two beautiful waterfalls: Salto de Muriño and Salto de Bordones (the largest waterfall in Colombia, and according to the guide the second largest in South America... I took the last part with a small grain of salt though).

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