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.
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|
|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|
|Stream:||tributary of Rio Paucerna (Pausema)|
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