TATACOA

Stargazing in the otherworldly Tatacoa desert

DESCRIPTION

The absolutely stunning Tatacoa Desert is the second largest arid zone in Colombia. It is rich in fossils and the landscapes seem to come from another planet, making it a great tourist destination.

 

It has two distinctive colors: ocher and gray. It is actually not a desert, but a tropical dry forest.

 

During the Tertiary Period , it was wetter, with thousands of flowers and trees, but it has been gradually drying up to become a desert. Now the area is heavily eroded and crossed by dry canyons. Because of some rainy periods the landscapes are constanstly changing.

 

The Tatacoa desert is also possibly the best destination in the Americas for astronomical observations. So, stargaze by night and go on an adventure in the fascination and unique formations of the desert in the daytime!

INFORMATION

Best time to visit: All year round

IDEAL FOR:

PHOTO GALLERY

HAPPY CLIENTS

An amazing place. It´s pretty awesome to walk between cacti that are taller than you in a landscape that comes straight from another planet.

JULIEN

France

One of my favourite places in Colombia. The shapes and colours of the desert are truly amazing. The skyline during the night is breath-taking.

LUC

Belgium

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ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Bethel Bio Luxury

Bethel Bio Luxury is a unique hotel located in the middle of the desert.

 

If offers bungalows or bioeggs with private bathrooms and spectacular views over the surrounding desert. Each “room” comes with a private balcony so you can enjoy some stargazing!

 

The hotel has its own restaurant, and three outdoor swimming pools. It also offers massages.

Hotel Yararaka

Hotel Yararaka is located in the center of Villavieja. This is the town closest to the entrance of the desert.

 

If offers rooms with private bathrooms and a fan.

 

The hotel has a swimming pool in the patio and is close to the restaurants of town.

AVAILABLE TOURS

Tatacoa – Desert Tour

Let yourself be amazed by the astonishing and peculiar scenery of the prehistorical Tatacoa desert.

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