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Tatacoa Desert

A dry tropical landscape in Colombia, renowned for its two-toned soil, cacti, and clear night skies ideal for stargazing.

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Unbeknownst to many, you can get a taste of outer space right in Colombia. The Tatacoa Desert’s Mars-like terrain is reminiscent of some otherworldly destination, with nightly opportunities for some of the best stargazing the continent has to offer. The local Tatocoa Observatory features high-powered telescopes, however, the stars are pretty fabulous to the naked eye (thanks to Tatacoa’s proximity to the equator). Be sure to check out Los Hoyos swimming pool for a dip to escape the heat. It’s probably one of the more unique pools you’ll ever see, built right into the dusty, arid land.

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Tatacoa Desert Guides

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Tatacoa Desert Articles

  • 29 of the Best Things To Do in Colombia

    Swaying in a colorful hammock to nature’s tune of a gentle Caribbean breeze is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Colombian treasures. Amazonian greenery, misty mountains, and arid deserts give this country (nearly) all of South America’s land diversity right within its borders. Before my fist visit, fellow travelers emphatically shared […]