Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), Cartagena

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#1 of 116 in Spas in Colombia
Take a rejuvenating dip into the pool of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), one of Colombia's dirtiest--but healthiest--attractions. According to legend, the 15 m (49 ft) mound was once a proper volcano, spewing lava and frightening the villagers. In order to protect his flock from the obvious work of the Devil, a local priest sprinkled the crater with some holy water, turning it instantly into a mud pool. Today, the volcano's claim to fame is the therapeutic properties of its mud, which attracts huge numbers of tourists. Access the mud pool via a staircase. Consider getting a massage from one of the pool's attendants, or just head straight for the mud. Follow up with a bath in the nearby river, where another group of attendants can help you rinse off. Many hotels and hostels in Cartagena offer organized tours to the volcano. Arrange your visit to Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cartagena using our Cartagena trip planner.
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  • The mud volcano is so cool! I went on my own (had my hotel front desk arrange a driver - not expensive) which was way better than with a tour as there weren't very many people there. The mud pit is...  more »
  • I loved this experience. Me and my friends climb the steps and got the best mud bath I ever had. The locals were very nice and carried all our belongings and took pictures for us. Once I got in the...  more »
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  • Amazing experience just one thing, the stairs to and from the volcano are extremely DANGEROUS! I slipped a few times going down. If you’re someone who doesn’t have much upper body strength, that one slip will send you straight to the emergency room! Other than that, enjoy! It’s a relaxing yet scary experience. PS - You will not drown.
  • Do it!!!! AMAZING FUN!!! Get the massage.
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