The Guatapurí River

Valledupar - The birthplace of vallenato

Photo by: John Murgas

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Valledupar

The birthplace of vallenato

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The Guatapurí River

 

Although Valledupar has no sea, the river Guatapurí slides down the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and bathes the city. Families come to Hurtado Spa on Friday afternoon to begin the weekend rest. On a rock in the Guatapurí lies the golden statue of Rosario Arciniegas, a girl who, according to legend, became a mermaid by diving into the river’s waters.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Unforgettable experiences in Valledupar include bathing in rivers, walking in parks, getting close to indigenous cultures, and seeing how children learn to play vallenato music.