Inversora Hotelera Colombiana
Calle 34 No 31 24, Bucaramanga, Colombia
More about Bucaramanga
Bucaramanga taken of http://www.colombialink.com
Alto de las aguilas
Chicamocha canyon entrance
Altos del Cacique neiborhood
Is it safe?
i was just wondering how safe it is for americans in Bucaramanga?? thanks for the help!
Re: Is it safe?
cities in colombia are in general much safer than the countryside.
that being said, my best advice is that you not appear that you have money. americans are not necessarily targeted for kidnappings; rather it is people who look rich, colombians and foreigners alike. i know plenty of people who travelled in colombia with no problems, myself included.
if you stay in bucaramanga, try and find out quickly where the good and bad neighborhoods are.
i don't think that city is too dangerous, but i do know an elderly colombian who was kidnapped near there and held for 2 years (he was driving a mercedes)
if you plan to travel within the country, air is the safest way to go for obvious reasons. if you decide otherwise, make sure to stay informed. read the newspaper daily and talk to people.
colombia is an amazing and beautiful country and can be enjoyed with caution.
may i ask the nature of the trip? i was offered a job teaching english in bucaramanga.
any more questions, feel free to ask
Re: Is it safe?
i just saw your other posting and am much relieved. if you are with friends, you should be fine.
RE: Is it safe?
how was your trip to Bucaramanga ??
Travel Tips for Bucaramanga
People really love their city
Photo taken of www.skyscrapercity.com
People of Bucaramanga really enjoy their city walk around it, they are very authentic and love it and defend their customs and culture. They feel very proud to be "Santandereanos".
The mayority of the people prefer to go to their houses for take the luch with their families and in the weekends go to the club (campestre, los profesionales, ruitoque, Acuarela and others).
Bucaramanga is a big city with just over half a million inhabitants and it is the capital in Departamento de Santander. The city is situated at an altitude of 995 metres on a plateau in the Cordillera Oriental. The temperature is pleasant with an average of 17 - 23 degrees. Bucaramanga is called The city of the Parks and you can find several pleasant parks in the city, and it is surrounded by green mountains.
The city was founded in 1622, but it is only in the quarters around Parque García Rovira you can find colonial buildings, otherwise it is a modern city.
I liked Bucaramanga and was happy to make a break hear for two nights. I visited a couple of museums and the cathedral and made an excursion to the nearby colonial town Girón. I also walked around on the streets in the commercial centre visiting some shops and cafes. In Bucaramanga I didn’t see any other foreign tourists.
"The ants with the big butt!"
This is a great place to go visit. The ride down from the airport can be a little shaky though. To get down from Palo Negro airport it is a thirty minute taxi ride (between 10,000 and 12,000 pesos). To get to Bucaramanga you go through the village of Giron. A beautiful picturesc place. If you are a gringo though you stand out like a sore thumb. There are plenty of police in the area though so it is very safe. About as safe as Colombia can be I guess. Just don't go strtolling down dark alley ways like an idiot! If money is no object stay at the Dann Carlton hotel. There is an Italilan restaurant right next to Pizza Hut that is pretty good. That is where the picture is from. Also the Sandwich Cubano place is pretty good. There is also a sandwich stand right beside the photo japon. They sell roast beast sandwiches with a type of salad dressing on them. Very cheap and very good! Also photo japon can print digital pictures. All this centers around the main drag on Calle 33.
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