The Balneario, La Mina is a natural pool located in the Badillo River, at 40 kms of Valledupar. The Badillo is an affluent river in the Cesar Department. To get there you must simply take the road to the village of Atanquez. It limits with the Valledupar and San Juan municipalities. This pool is situated in a point where the river diminishes its course, due to the form of the rocks. The water is very clear, and has shaped the rocks. Is a the perfect place for an ecological rest.
The Eco-park has a horseshoe shape, where its lower part is characterized by currents that form two streams which are surrounded by abundant vegetation. The slopes of both clumps are steep, with massive stone walls as a cliff where grass and scrub vegetation dominates. By the streams the vegetation is wooded with evergreen forest remnants.
The tourist Balneario Hurtado, is considered the most beautiful for its crystalline waters and that attract visitors to enjoy its tropical vegetation. Its exotic and contoured rocks framing the enchanting landscapes, contributes to believe in mysterious legends. The river has been muse to many composers and singers who have described its crystal clear waters in stories, legends and myths, which makes it a unique place in the world.
Atanquez is a small and beautiful village located in the north of Valledupar, in the Cesar department, near the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Its population is approximately 6,000 people.