San Cipriano, Colombia
San Cipriano is a small town near Buenaventura, Colombia, which is located in a subtropical forest. The main attraction is the river that runs through the town of San Cipriano and the surrounding forest. Half of the fun of this adventure is the maner in which one is transported from the highway to the river.
The adventure begins at a point off the highway where one encounters a mode of transportation foreign to anything that one has ever experienced. There is an old abandoned railroad with tracks that are narrower than what is normal. They run from that point through the forest to the town of San Cipriano. I think that these tracks probably serviced a gold mining operation years ago.
The vehicle that you sit on is called a "brujita." A brujita is a small bench structure built on a small platform. Attached to this platform is a motorcycle that has its wheels resting on one of the rails.
When a brujita is full of people it starts its journey winding through the subtropical forest. It is a very interesting ride. You travel through tunnels, over bridge tresels, through forests and fields. The journey goes on for some time. You eventually arrive at the small town of San Cipriano, where one has to walk through to reach the river.
The river is crystal clear cold water river with a strong current. It is an excellent place to view nature or just relax swimming or playing in the river. Most people bring food and drinks to enjoy while there. This is an excellent way to spend a day.
Take a ride on a Brujita to San Cipriano
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Colombia is a very bio-diverse country with coasts on two oceans, the Amazon Rain Forest and the Andes Mountains running through it. See our pictures.