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Fierce rivalry between these two forces resulted in a sequence of insurrections and civil wars, and throughout the 19th century Colombia experienced no fewer than eight civil wars. Between 1863 and 1885 alone there were more than 50 antigovernment insurrections. Return to beginning of chapter THE FALL OF SIMÓN BOLÍVAR Known as ‘El Libertador,’ Simón Bolívar led armies to battle the Spanish across northern South America, won the Colombian presidency, and ranks as one of the nation’s great heroes.
Return to Nuquí and hang out for an overnight cargo boat heading south to Buenaventura. Take a water taxi from Buenaventura to the beach town of Ladrilleros, a budget destination popular with caleños (Cali residents). You’ll find surf, sand and occasional sun here. Finally, organize a weekend dive cruise to Isla Gorgona, and spend two days visiting this former prison island and diving the coral reefs. Advanced divers can dive with a school of hundreds of hammerhead sharks on remote Isla Malpelo, but give yourself an extra week.
The split was formalized in 1849 when two political parties were established: the Conservatives (with centralist tendencies) and the Liberals (with federalist leanings). Fierce rivalry between these two forces resulted in a sequence of insurrections and civil wars, and throughout the 19th century Colombia experienced no fewer than eight civil wars. Between 1863 and 1885 alone there were more than 50 antigovernment insurrections. Return to beginning of chapter THE FALL OF SIMÓN BOLÍVAR Known as ‘El Libertador,’ Simón Bolívar led armies to battle the Spanish across northern South America, won the Colombian presidency, and ranks as one of the nation’s great heroes.