Guaviare
San Jose de Guaviare

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Guaviare - Amazon Region

The Guaviare department is located in the Amazon region, and enjoys a warm weather.
Its topography is mainly flat in the area limiting with the Orinoquia region with some hilly areas such as Chiribiquete, Tuhani, San Jose, La Cerbatana, La Lindosa, Otare and Santa Ana.

Its summer season takes place between December and February, with the rest of the year mostly rainy.

As other departments in the Amazon region, Guaviare is characterized by a great number of rivers: The ones flowing into the Guaviare, such as the Guayabero y Ariari, Inirida, and Papunaua; and the ones flowing into the Amazon, such the Vaupes, Apaporis, Itilla, Unilla and Macaya.
Its main economical activities are agriculture, cattle ranching, and fishing.
Guaviare is one of the departments with the most coca plantations in Colombia, concentrating the efforts of the National Government towards its erradictaion and/or subsitituion.

The Guaviare department is divided into four munipalities: its capital San Jose de Guaviare, Calamara, Miraflores and El Retorno.

Tourits Attractions:

Guaviare has a great ecotourism potential, which its only starting to explore.

In its territory we can find:

Chiribiquete National Natural Park: Expands accros the Guaviare and Caqueta departments, but in the moment is closed to visitors. It encompass the rocky Serrania de Chiribiquere, surrounded by tropic humid forests, and some firm and flood sabanas. It has a rich flora and fauna, some of which is unique to this arean.

Nukak Natural Reserve. This territory is home to the Makus nomadic indigenous group. Inside its territory we can find natural beautries such as the rapids of Tomachipan, Golondrina and Largo in the Inirida river, as well as gorgeous waterfalls. There is also some low topographical formations such as the Tomachipan, Alto, Pelado, Paloma, and Santa Ana hills.
Natural Bathing areas of Villa Luz and Agua Bonita.

Natural Bridges

Guayabero rapids

Hots springs

Pink dolphins living in its rivers and lakes.

The stone city

The diversity of indigenous groups still living in its territory.

Its Fauna and Flora

Beautiful natural landscapes.

Access:
By air: There is an aiport for small aircrafts.

By land: There is a good road connecting the department with Villavicencio, capital of Meta department.

By water: taking advantage of the Guaviare river, it is linked with the Meta department.

Warning: Even when most of the Guaviare department territory has been secured and is open for tourism, there is still some armed groups in some regions. For your own security, inform yourself of the regional state and take the necessary precautions before heading to unknown places.

WELCOME TO THE GUAVIARE DEPARTMENT, NATURAL WONDER OF THE AMAZON REGION, ENJOY ITS BEAUTY AND HELP US CONSERVE IT.

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