Totumo

Wallow in the warm mud at this quirky natural phenomenon.

Take a short trip out of Cartagena to visit the Totumo mud volcano. Popular for its alleged healing powers, the 15m mound offers the chance to submerge yourself in a dense, warm mud bath along with your fellow travellers (be warned, you may be up close and personal!). Legend has it that the volcano used to spit fire and lava but was turned to mud by a local priest who sprinkled holy water into the crater to banish the devil from its depths.  But be warned, wear dark coloured swimwear as the magical mud also appears to have great staying powers!

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