Tatacoa Desert and the Valley of Sorrows

Reading Time: 5 minutes Traveling along the Magdalena river, through the green coffee plantations and rice fields of Huila, it’s hard to imagine the Tatacoa desert  just up ahead.  The  150 square mile desert is wedged between two mountain ranges: the Central and Oriental Cordilleras. These mountain ranges absorb all the region’s rainfall, starving the valley of moisture.