In northern Columbia lies a mud volcano. According to local lore, the volcano used to spew fire, lava, and ashes, but it was turned into mud by a local priest who believed it was the work of the Devil, and endeavored to banish him by sprinkling holy water into it.
The volcano, El Totumo, is now a popular tourist destination. According to popular belief, it has healing qualities when bathed in.
The mound is 49 feet high (around 5 stories high) and is accessible by staircase. It can hold between 10-15 people at one time. Those visiting bathe in the dense mud and they have an option of getting a personal massage from a local attendant.
With a cost of only $2.00, the volcano is affordable.
A visitor to the volcano recounts her experience, " The inconsistency of the mud intrigued me. Some layers were cool, others warm. Sometimes it felt as smooth as well-melted chocolate; other times the graininess of the dirt brushed my skin like a gentle exfoliant and small rocks moved between my fingers. "
If you are able to to make it to Volcan del Totumo, here are a few tips:
Source: Intelligent Travel