The best of the Colombian Massif

"Discover the Natural Wonders of the Colombian Massif: A Guide to Nariño's Tourist Destinations"

The Colombian Massif is a mountainous group of the Colombian Andes that covers the departments of Cauca and Nariño. To the south is the Nudo de los Pastos and to the north are the Central and Eastern mountain ranges.

As one of the largest water reservoirs in the country, the Colombian Massif is better known as the “water star” of Colombia. Rivers such as the Patía (from the Pacific slope), the Cauca and the Magdalena (from the Caribbean), and the Putumayo and Caquetá (from the Amazon basin) are born from it.

The department of Nariño in Colombia offers a unique mixture of attributes for both Colombian and international tourists. Visitors can enjoy activities such as:

Rivers, lagoons, and natural reserves
Canyons, beaches, and volcanoes
Mountaineering and paragliding
Setting up your own coffee route.
Exploring cultural and traditional heritage, through handicrafts, gastronomy, and architecture
Nariño offers many options for those looking for a more spiritual or architectural tour. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Las Lajas, a neo-gothic church from 1868, is the second architectural wonder of Colombia after the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Other options for pilgrimage include the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Playa in San Pablo, the Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes parish church, and the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Sandoná.

Finally, visitors can also give themselves a spiritual rest in the Cascadas del Espíritu Santo or in the hot springs of the same name.