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Colombia's National Parks

For many tourists who travel to Colombia, one of the main reasons to see the country is its beautiful nature. One thing is for sure: Everybody will be surprised how many different natural attractions Colombia has. With 40 National Parks, there is so much to discover. No matter if you are interested in plants, animals, beautiful landscapes with beaches, mountains and forests or if you want to visit the locals who live in the wild nature, you will love Colombia. The Andes have so many different landscapes and climate zones reaching from tropical rainforest to snowy mountains which has created a super-diverse place with many animal and plant species, especially birds that can be obsered in all the National Parks of Colombia.

Below you can find all the National Parks of Colombia with information about the biodiversity and other characteristics the Parks have. If you are interested in visiting some of the Parks click on the links and check if they are open to ecotourism.


Location: Amazonas
Altitude: 90 - 200m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Amacayacu, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pablobuitrago/6451122449/
Location: Cauca, Caquetá
Altitude: 90 - 3275m
Climate: Tropical - Cold
Temperature: 29C
Parque Nacional Alto Fragua Indi Wasi
Location: Meta, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 800 - 4020m
Climate: Warm - Temperate - Cold
Temperature: 4 - 21.5C
Parque Nacional Chingaza, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikittin/6782193882/
Location: Amazonas
Altitude: 120m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Cahuinari, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48682221@N02/4538613741/
Location: Boyacá
Altitude: 600 - 5330m
Climate: Cold - Temperate - Warm
Temperature: 4 - 20C
Parque Nacional Cocoy, Image Source:
Location: North Santander
Altitude: 200 - 1800m
Climate: Warm - Temperate
Temperature: 22.5C
Parque Nacional Catatumbo Barí
Location: near Tulú and Cartagena
Altitude: 0m
Climate: Tropical
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Corales del Rodario y de San Bernardo, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22762084@N02/2944382573/
Location: Huila, Caquetá
Altitude: 1650 - 2800m
Climate: Temperate
Temperature: 12 - 20C
Parque Nacional Cueva de los Guácharos, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikator/2776701206/
Location: West Andes
Altitude: 1100 - 4500m
Climate: Temperate
Temperature: 10 - 17C
Parque Nacional Complejo Volcanico Doña Juana - Cascabel
Location: Meta
Altitude: 450 - 3800m
Climate: Tropical - Cold
Temperature: 5 - 25C
Parque Nacional Cordillera de Los Picachos
Location: Cauca
Altitude: 0 -330m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Gorgona, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arwen019/3186318001/
Location: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 200 - 4100m
Climate: Cold - Temperate - Warm
Temperature: 5 - 25C
Parque Nacional Farallones de Cali, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pizano_professionalphotographer/4326890534/
Location: Chocó, Antioquia
Altitude: 2 - 600m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Katios
Location: Valle del Cauca, Tolima
Altitude: 1600 - 4500m
Climate: Temperate - Cold
Temperature: 1 - 21C
Parque Nacional Las Hermosas, Image Source:
Location: Antioquia
Altitude: 350 - 3400m
Climate: Tropical - Cold
Temperature: 4 -26C
Parque Nacional Las Orquídeas, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayaibuki/2835517148/
Location: Caldas, Quindio, Tolima, Risaralda
Altitude: 2600 - 5321m
Climate: Cold
Temperature: 3 - 14C
Parque Nacional Los Nevados, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/triangulodelcafe/5127283600/
Location: La Macarena
Altitude: 200 - 400m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Macarena
Location: Guajira
Altitude: 0 - 450m
Climate: Tropical
Temperature: 25C
Parque Nacional Macuira
Location: Cauca
Altitude: 600 - 3100m
Climate: Tropical - Temperate - Cold
Temperature: 5 - 28C
Parque Nacional Munchique, Image Source:
Location: Cauca, Huila, Tolima
Altitude: 2600 - 5780m
Climate: Cold
Temperature: 0 - 15C
Parque Nacional Nevado del Huila, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joz3/5843998206/
Location: La Providencia
Altitude: 0 - 150m
Climate: Tropical
Temperature: 25C
Parque Nacional Old Providence McBean Lagoon, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diegophidio/5524436421/
Location: Orito, Putumayo, Pasto
Altitude: 700 - 3300m
Climate: Temperate - Cold
Temperature: 10 - 26C
Parque Nacional Orito Ingi Ande, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parquesnacionalesnaturales/6945267116/
Location: Cauca, Huila
Altitude: 2500 - 5000m
Climate: Cold - Temperate
Temperature: 3 - 18C
Parque Nacional Puracé
Location: Antioquia, Córdoba
Altitude: 350 - 3400m
Climate: Tropical - Cold
Temperature: 3 - 27C
Parque Nacional Paramillo
Location: Magdalena, Guajira, Cesar
Altitude: 0 - 5775m
Climate: Tropical - Cold
Temperature: 0 - 27C
Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/klclarke/4279934089/
Location: Boyacá
Altitude: 2000 - 3800m
Climate: Temperate, Cold
Temperature: 15 - 16C
Parque Nacional Pisba
Location: Cundinamarca, Meta, Huila
Altitude: 1500 - 4360m
Climate: Warm - Cold
Temperature: 2 -19C
Parque Nacional Sumapaz, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frojash/8046023939/
Location: Magdalena
Altitude: 0 -900m
Climate: Tropical - Subtropical
Temperature: 25 - 30C
Parque Nacional Tayrona, Image Source: colomviva.com
Location: Amazonas
Altitude: 0 - 340m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 23C
Parque Nacional Rio Puré
Location: Vichada, Los Llanos
Altitude: 100 - 330m
Climate: Tropical
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Tuparro, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mas_k/4355494978/
Location: Chocó
Altitude: 0 - 1200m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 23 - 30C
Parque Nacional Utría, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43492473@N07/8057512820/
Location: Caldas
Altitude: 850 - 2400m
Climate: Temperate, humid
Temperature: 17 - 22C
Parque Nacional Selva de Florencia
Location: Caquetá, Guaviare
Altitude: 200 - 1000m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 24C
Parque Nacional Serranía de Chiribiquete, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53936397@N04/5773707927/
Location: Caquetá, Huila, Cauca
Altitude: 400 - 3000m
Climate: warm - Tropical
Temperature: 12 - 24C
Parque Nacional Serrania de los Churumbelos
Location: Santander
Altitude: 1700 - 2300m
Climate: warm - cold
Temperature: 12 - 18C
Parque Nacional Serrania de los Yariguíes
Location: Santander
Altitude: 350 - 3400m
Climate: Cold - Tropical
Temperature: 2 - 25C
Parque Nacional Tamá, Image Source:
Location: Chocó, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 2000 - 4200m
Climate: Temperate - cold
Temperature: 4 - 22C
Parque Nacional Tatamá, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26175334@N02/6140671554/
Location: La Macarena, Meta
Altitude: 200 - 500m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 25C
Parque Nacional Tinigua
Location: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 0m
Climate: Subtropical
Temperature: 18 - 25.1C
Parque Nacional Uramba Bahía Málaga, Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61272934@N04/5577484407/
Location: Amazonas, Vaupés
Altitude: 100 - 120m
Climate: Tropical, humid
Temperature: 27C
Parque Nacional Yaigojé Apaporis