The Tatacoa Desert, is the second largest arid zone in Colombia after the Guajira Peninsula, is one of the most attractive sceneries in Colombia it occupies 330 square kilometers of land in ocher and gray brushstrokes of green cactus. The Desert Tatacoa has two distinctive colors: ocher in the area of Cuzco and gray in the Los Hoyos.
The name “Tatacoa” is referring to rattlesnakes and not, as you might think, harmless snakes black. As revealed by scientists, Tatacoa during the Tertiary Period was a garden with thousands of flowers and trees have gradually been drying up to become a desert.
This semiarid region that is located north of Huila Department, 38 km from the city of Neiva in Colombia and 10 miles from Natagaima in Tolima. It is a rich deposit of fossils and is a great tourist destination.
Without a doubt, this place is established as one of the most spectacular deserts in South America that you can’t afford to miss.
Storax gullies and are distinguished along this forest described as “very dry tropical forest, under the influence of wind erosion” There are few animals that survive in places as ridiculous as Tatacoa desert, and among them are: turtles, snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, birds of prey and all kinds of rodents.
In southern Colombia, in the department of Huila to 37 km from the capital Neiva is the historic and beautiful town of Villavieja, which is today considered a historical monument to humanity, because it is the second oldest town department being founded on August 18, 1550. And therefore the review of Huila is obligatorily linked to this population. Apart from this, what else is now gaining momentum is the awesome and capricious Tatacoa Desert, one of the places that you have to visit.
If you are in the are here is a recommendation for you: visit the paleontology museum that features more than 700 fossil pieces, important to our intellectual enrichment. Remember that if you are in the area you need to pay special attention to all the fossil and the animals that are in the desert, this is a place like you’ve never seen before, so enjoy it. But still, take precautions because you never know when things are going to go wrong.