Amantes del Desierto
Amantes del Desierto (Desert Lovers), is a Spanish-language telenovela
A telenovela is a limited-run serial dramatic programming popular in Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television programming. The word combines tele, short for televisión or televisão , and novela, a Spanish or Portuguese word for "novel"...

 produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo
Telemundo is an American television network that broadcasts in Spanish. The network is the second-largest Spanish-language content producer in the world, and the second-largest Spanish-language network in the United States, behind Univision....

, RTI Colombia
RTI Colombia
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 and Caracol Television. This limited-run series ran for 121 episodes from March 19, 2001 to September 4, 2001.
This telenovela is sold to 8 countries around the world.


A man and a woman who love each other have to confront the world, in order to defend their feelings. Andrés Bustamante has been sentenced to twelve years in the gloomy cliff jail. Colonel Miguel Santana's daughter Barbara helps him escape from jail and takes him to the arid desert to hide. They are chased by Miguel Santana who makes them go through many dangerous adventures in search for freedom.

Desert Lovers is a passionate and adventurous love story that takes place between the 50's and 60's. It is starred by Andrés Bustamante, a young, modest doctor, and Bárbara Santana, a woman who was born in a time when very conservative ideas ruled society.

Main cast

Actor Character Known as
Francisco Gattorno
Francisco Gattorno
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Andres Bustamante main hero
Maritza Rodríguez
Maritza Rodriguez
Maritza Rodríguez Gómez is a Colombian telenovela actress and model.-Career:Rodríguez is best known for her modeling and acting in several telenovelas. Besides acting, she is also an entreupurner and has her own line of beauty products.-Personal life:Rodríguez has three brothers and speaks English...

Bárbara Santana main heroine
Roberto Escobar Miguel Santana father of Bárbara
Catherine Siachoque
Catherine Siachoque
'Catherine Siachoque is a Colombian actress best known for her roles in numerous telenovelas.-Career:...

Micaela Fernández alias, ex-housekeeper, wife of Miguel, main villain
Ana Soler Esther de Santana ex-wife of Miguel, Bárbara's mother, gets killed by Micaela
Edgardo Román "Leutenante" Idelfonso Cubillos villain
Juan Pablo Shuk Bruno Salegue lover of Micaela, villain, gets killed by Micaela
Rolando Tarajano Santos Libardo / Satanás real brother of Andres
Helios Fernández
Helios Fernández
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Padre Moran priest of the Farallon prison
Carlos Barbosa
Carlos Barbosa
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Francisco de Paula "Pancho" Fonseca husband of Bertha
Maria Cristina Gálvez Bertha de Fonseca wife of Pacho
Ricardo González Tomas "Tomasito" Fonseca son of Pacho and Bertha
Agmeth Escaf Javier Negrete son of Rafael, Bárbara's 2nd boyfriend, villain
Víctor Cifuentes "Leutenante' Abelardo Mejia Griselda's husband
Ivette Zamora Griselda Bárbara's maid and friend
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