Half of the time you walk along a kind of paved road and the rest you walk on a dirt path. I expected to see some nice views on the way up but that was a no no.
The walk turned a bit nicer when I entered the dirt path. Very dusty but kind of expected that. Still no view to talk about but forest on both side. No cars here but the occasianal motor bike trying to manoeuvre along the bumpy path.
There was a good few people at the first waterfall when i got there, first i thought this was it because the path kind of vanished after crossing a kind of beaten up bridge. Did notice a smaller path up in between the trees next to the water, so decided to continue.
Getting up to the second "pool" and waterfall was quite easy and when i reached it there was no people what so ever. Decided to get in to the water, ohhh it was cold, its not a possibility to walk in to the water. Instead you kind of slide down a rock so you get submerged quickly.
After my refreshing swim I thought i continue even further up along the water. Dried up a bit and put on my trainers, this time it was a bit harder to get up to the next level. I'm happy Im brought up in the forest so used to climb and hike. Was a while ago though but after trying two different ways of getting up i finally made it. You defiantly don't need to be a professional climber here but it was a slight challenge:)
After getting up I just walked along the water until i reached another couple of smaller waterfalls. Stopped here and just took it easy for a while. Read my book and was amazed that there was no other people around. Guess this is a sign that even though there are plenty of tourists in Colombia, it still doesn't have that mass tourism that for example Thailand has. Fair enough, still a lot of areas in Thailand are not griped by tourism, at least not yet.
When i hiked back towards where i came from i was met with another scene at the second "pool" then when i left it an hour earlier. It was about twenty people there now, relaxing in the sunshine on the rocks. Half of them were gringos and the other half Colombians. I sat down and watched as a few jumped from the top of the waterfall in to the "pool".
My advice to you if you read this and want to have Pozo Azul to yourself then make sure you there earliesh, I got there around 11 AM.
How to get to Pozo Azul???
Just follow the road past the MC taxis in Minca (you walk the road that makes the mc taxis be on your right) follow this road until you see signs telling you to take a left leaving the road in to the forest.
Completely free unless you decide to take a MC taxi, think this is around COP 6000/ EUR 1.70/ USD 1.90
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