Next to the gorgeous Arcoiris Falls is located an even taller waterfall – Cola de Caballo Falls ("Horsetail" in Spanish).

This waterfall is located just a few hundred meters from Arcoiris falls, on the opposite side of the ravine. It slides down a hard Precambrian quartzite rock.

Caparu Meseta

Waterfall has formed on the rim of an enormous tableland – the 3,000 km² large Caparu Meseta. This is a unique plateau. For the most part, it is delimited with vertical cliff walls, which are up to 300 m high. It has an extremely high biological diversity. On the plateau have developed several kinds of rare ecosystems, including a unique dry forest – the largest virgin Cerrado forest in the world. Here has been established the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (1 583 810 ha) – UNESCO World Heritage site.

Cola de Caballo Falls on the map
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Location, GPS coordinates: 13.7793 S 60.9437 W
Categories: Waterfalls
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 2.5 out of 10 stars
Where is located? South America, Bolivia, Santa Cruz, northern part of Caparu Meseta, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, on a tributary, falling in Rio Paucerna at Arcoiris Falls
UNESCO World Heritage status: "Noel Kempff Mercado National Park", 2000, No.967
Height: more than 90 m
Drops: 1
Width: ? m
Stream: tributary of Rio Paucerna (Pausema)

Landmarks of Bolivia

Laguna Verde, Potosí in Bolivia
Laguna Verde, Potosí / Pedro Szekely, / CC BY 2.0
It would be modest to say that Bolivia is an exciting country: Bolivia IS full with unexpected, pleasant surprises!

This country has an amazing natural diversity – from highland deserts and snow capped mountains to wast lowlands covered with tropical forest. Here are found all kinds of landmarks. Some landmarks are well known internationally, many (undeservedly) – not, and many still are waiting for their discovery.

Waterfalls and rapids

Virginia Falls, Canada
Virginia Falls / Paul Gierszewski, / public domain
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