Estrecho del Magdalena
The Estrecho del Magdalena is the narrowest part of the river, measuring only 2.20 meters. The canyon walls consist of more than 70 million year old compressed lava of nearby volcanoes. The red color is caused by ferrous sulfate. In some of the rocks you can find sea shells which are more than 120 million years old, so-called ammonites. It is considered a holy place by the indigenous people of this region.
Location: in the canyon of the Río Magdalena, between San Agustín and Obando, north of San Agustín.
Distance: 9 km away from San Agustín
Width: 2.20 m
Altitude: 1400 MASL
Getting there: on an unpaved road in Jeep, by foot or horse.
Cascada del Mortiño
The waterfall is about 170 m high and was given the name of the plant Mortiño that grows in this area nearby.
Location: 9 km in the southeast of Isnos, on the Vereda en Carmen, in the northeast of San Agustín.
Distance: 11.5 km away from San Agustín
Altitude: 1897 MASL
Geographical information: the origin of this beautiful waterfall is a geological fault line. Its water falls into the Mortiño canyon, which enters into the Río Magdalena further down the stream, together with other inflows like the Quebrada, Banderas, Planada, Tigre, Guaraná and Lechuza.
Getting there: The street leading to this tourist attraction is mainly paved and can be reached in jeep.