Totumo Volcano

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Totumo Volcano


Totumo Volcano

None of the geographical gems on Colombia's north coast purify the skin quite like El Totumo mud volcano. Have a mud massage from an experienced local.



mud coming to the surface




the built up mud pot

Rising 15 metres from the ground like an oversized anthill, El Totumo is a classic example of a messy mud volcano that has been created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge, it grows in size and gradually forms  a miniature volcano with a rich, creamy mud crater at the top.


It has a rickety wooden staircase leading to its summit.



clean bodies entering
mud covered bodies leaving


leaving with the message trainer


making their way down


both the woman and the child had the mud bath in the volcano


shoes waiting for the mud bathers


mother and daughter


After wallowing in the mud, walking to wash yourself off at the nearby lake.



the local  eatery


Arepa con Huevo


preparing the corn meal cake


adding the egg



the final preparation


the eating


with a beer

Recycled Auto Tires














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