Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), Cartagena

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Take a rejuvenating dip into the pool of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), one of Colombia's dirtiest--but healthiest--attractions. According to legend, the 15 m (49 ft) mound was once a proper volcano, spewing lava and frightening the villagers. In order to protect his flock from the obvious work of the Devil, a local priest sprinkled the crater with some holy water, turning it instantly into a mud pool. Today, the volcano's claim to fame is the therapeutic properties of its mud, which attracts huge numbers of tourists. Access the mud pool via a staircase. Consider getting a massage from one of the pool's attendants, or just head straight for the mud. Follow up with a bath in the nearby river, where another group of attendants can help you rinse off. Many hotels and hostels in Cartagena offer organized tours to the volcano. Arrange your visit to Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cartagena using our Cartagena trip planner .
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  • It is a must do once while in Cartagena. Located about 45 minutes from Bocagrande area, depending on how many stops at other hotels to pick up. Make sure you wear a old or dark swim wear. There are a ...  more »
  • They almost force you to use their services, we were in a very good tours there nothing to say the guide a person's love, but beyond the people heavy if you said no to a massage almost say go you. Ill-educated.
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  • It is fun if you are adventurous. It is a relatively small mud bowl. It can be crowded at times, probably best to go during the lunch time. Thick mud, you cannot sink. You can wash of in the nearby la...  more »
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