Cienaga Grande’s stilt villages

COL-87 / 1-day Trip

The Ciénaga Grande fauna and flora sanctuary is located in northern part of Colombia, very close to La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain Range and between the cities of Santa Marta and Barranquilla. It is the largest lagoon area in Colombia and one of the major ones in South America and considered one of the most strategic and vitally important water mirrors of the planet, therefore declared a Ramsar site (wetland of global importance) in 1998 and also Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. The Ciénaga is 45,000 hectares and inhabited by around 2,500 people, dedicated mainly to local fishery. Those who visit this wildlife sanctuary, will find themselves on an exciting journey through lagoons, swamps, interconnected by beautiful canals/channels inside natural landscapes and labyrinths of mangroves of unparalleled beauty. On top of the natural surrounding, is the fantastic experience to experience first hand the traditional way of living of the locals and how they have adapted to the environment.

Day 1 Cienaga Grande de Santa Marts’s stilt villages