The National Park Los Farallones

The National Park Los Farallones

20 mns away from Cali lies an amazing natural reserve, that you should absolutely not miss if you are a nature lover. The National Park Los Farallones is one of the most important protected areas of the country with an extremely diverse fauna and flora.

The National Park Los Farallones is one of the most important reservoirs of biodiversity in Colombia. Spanning 150,000 hectares (370,658 ac), the park takes in steep mountain ranges, cloud forest, numerous water sources and rainforest, as well as lowland jungle. There are in the park roughly 109 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 200 species of snakes, 21 species of fish and a wide variety of frogs, peccary, deer, pumas and monkeys. Currently the area is inhabited by indigenous and peasants.

The first amazing thing about of the Park is its view! You can see from it the Pacific Coast line and the Northern Ridge of the Andes Mountains. It consists of a mountain range separating the waters of the Pacific basin which flows into the Cauca River.

The Farallones, and especially the river Pance, are typical recreational areas for the citizens of Cali. They are close enough to the city for a day-visit, and far enough to feel you’re out in the wild. Another peak of the Farallones, the Pico Pance, is a typical peak to visit for people in the lookout for a weekend hike.

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