Arboletes: Mud Volcano on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

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Arboletes is a small, seaside village of 22,000 people on Colombia’s southern Caribbean coast. It lies between the cities of Turbo and Tolu.

The village is a Colombian tourist destination for its volcano and beaches. The mud volcano, called the Volcan de Lodo Arboletes, is an ecological park located just outside the village. Here tourists can float in a crater of warm mud 50 meters in diameter. The mud’s density, while resembling quick sand, actually allows people to float on top of the muck without sinking. People swim, wiggle and crawl over the mud. And since there isn’t a bottom to touch one has a strange sensation of levitating. Continue reading “Arboletes: Mud Volcano on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast”