Parks & Nature

Los Saltos Natural Reserve

Belen, Medellín
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Auto. S, Laureles
Estadio, Medellín


24 hours
Monday to Sunday

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Zipline Over Largest Waterfalls in La Ceja.

Ecopark Los Saltos Natural is located in a part of Antioquia that’s known for having large waterfalls. The main attraction of the park is the breathtaking Salto del Buey, one of the tallest waterfalls in all of Colombia.

Located between the municipalities of La Ceja and Abejorral in the Eastern Antioquia region, approximately an hour and a half away from Medellín, Los Saltos Natural Reserve is a place of natural beauty. Here, you can witness towering waterfalls, cascades, springs, and pristine water sources. The reserve is also a great place for wildlife enthusiasts, offering opportunities for observing diverse fauna, flora, and birdwatching.

Things to Do at Los Saltos Natural Reserve​

Los Saltos Natural Reserve is not just a place of natural beauty; it’s a place that lets you go on unforgettable adventures. Plan your visit accordingly and discover the wonders that await in this stunning corner of Antioquia.
Adventure seekers will find a plethora of thrilling activities to indulge in. Whether it’s soaring through the sky on one of the world’s highest canopy tours, scaling rock walls, or going on hikes along the El Buey Trail amidst rivers and forests, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had in this natural wonderland. Here’s what you can enjoy at Los Saltos Natural Reserve:

Salto del Buey Waterfalls

Salto del Buey, with its impressive 90 meter height, stands as one of Colombia’s most beautiful and largest waterfalls. The EL Buey trail will lead you on a beautiful hike to the top of the waterfall. The trail’s difficulty level is categorized as medium, with a rating of 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. This is a place where you can truly feel the energy and connection with nature. El Salto del Buey where you can find 10 waterfalls, interspersed with springs and pools of water. The sheer power of the cascading crystal-clear waters, the sun-kissed rainbows they create, and the melodious whispers of nature all around will fill you with an unparalleled sense of vitality and joy.

Travelers who have had the privilege of visiting this remarkable attraction have been left in awe of its power and energy. So, if you happen to be journeying through Antioquia, don’t hesitate to explore this destination and enjoy a day out in nature.

Extreme Sports

Thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline pumping with a range of extreme sports. Experience the heart-pounding sensation of soaring on the world’s highest canopy tour, challenge yourself on a climbing wall, or go hiking along the El Buey Trail or Los Encuentros Trail, surrounded by rivers and forests.

Fauna and Flora Exploration

Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the area. Take leisurely strolls through the natural surroundings and discover the diverse flora and fauna that call this place home.


Birdwatchers will be in paradise here, with numerous opportunities to spot a variety of bird species in their natural habitat.

Sunset Hammock

Relax and unwind as you sway in the world’s highest hammock while watching a mesmerizing sunset.

What to eat and drink

Parques del Rio offers a variety of food and drink options for visitors to enjoy during their visit. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a full meal, there are many options to choose from.
One typical paisa option is street food, which can be found throughout the park and is a great way to experience the local cuisine. Vendors sell a variety of snacks, such as empanadas, arepas, and churros, as well as fresh fruit and juices. These items are typically affordable and easy to find, making them a convenient choice for visitors who are on the go.
For those who prefer a more sit-down experience, there are several restaurants and cafes located within the park. These establishments offer a variety of dishes, from traditional Colombian food to common fast food. Many of these restaurants have outdoor seating areas that provide beautiful views of the river and surrounding green spaces.
All in all, Parques del Rio offers a wide range of food and drink options that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, there are many options to choose from within the park.

Travel Tip / FYI

Booking a guided tour Navigating your way to Los Saltos Natural Reserve may require a bit of effort, which is why a lot of people opt to take guided tours with transportation included. There are many reputable organizations that offer guided tours to this place. One of the benefits of booking a guided tour is that some food and activities are usually part of the tour.

Getting to Los Saltos Natural Reserve

Getting to the ecopark is not as straightforward as getting to some of the more well known tourist attractions. However, don’t let this deter you from going on a trip to this beautiful place. We’ll guide you through how to get there step by step.
By Bus: To reach Los Saltos Natural Reserve and experience the stunning Salto del Buey, you’ll need to start your journey from the North Bus Terminal in Medellín, as this destination lies between the municipalities of La Ceja and Abejorral.
If you decide to take a bus to La Ceja, once you arrive in the town, you’ll need to catch another bus or a taxi that can take you to the entrance of the Fátima village. Upon disembarking, you’ll embark on a roughly 2-kilometer walk to reach the entrance of the Ecopark where Salto del Buey is located.
Alternatively, you can inform the bus driver at the terminal that you’re headed to Vereda El Guaico and board the bus in that direction. Tell the driver to drop you off at La Agucatala, from where you’ll need to walk for approximately 20 minutes to reach the Ecopark.