After picking up our truck/house from the port in Cartagena, and retrieving our stolen stairs from the neighborhood riff-raff we were ready to start exploring the country. Our first direction would be NORTH! We would work our way as far North in Colombia as we could stand. This area is hot with bad roads and a virtually impassable border with Venezuela, but we would check out the beaches.
First thing we wanted to see was the Totumo Mud Bath. This is a two-story, volcanic fumarole that is filled with warm mud. During our visit it was also filled with sweaty tourists bobbing in the mud, so we opted not to climb in to the human soup. Here is a link if you want to learn more about Tourista Soup
We drove a little further to the virtually unknown Agua Termales de Cordoba and enjoyed a soak in three clear water pools. Geneva tried on a mud facial. Because this place is a lesser-known destination there were no tourists and we were able to camp overnight in the shady parking lot.
Driving along the coast of Colombia took us past some very rough-looking fishing villages. Thousands of people were trying to eek out a living in the briny swampland of the coastline.
We passed by Tayrona National Park and pulled into the adjacent camping area. This sandy, ocean-front campground would be a great way for us to enjoy the Caribe region while having electricity to run our air conditioner!
Nica enjoyed napping in the warm sand and frolicking with a rock. Mike filled the water tanks and took a few long beach walks. Geneva finished a book! After a few beautiful sunsets and some warm, ocean-breezy days, we were ready to turn towards the mountains of Northern Colombia. Enough of the hot coastline, lets head to the hills! Next post will cover a few interesting stops in the Guajira region of Colombia.