Quebrada Las Gachas is a series of natural plunge pools along a shallow river bed. The river is shallow because water naturally flows down into the pits, and you literally walk on the river bed.
Algae cover the river bed, making it slippery and adding a red/purplish layer, making this place seem magical. In fact, it has been called Santander’s Cano Cristales, the colourful river in Colombia.
Unlike the expensive and seasonal Cano Cristales, Las Gachas is free to visit and remains red all year round.