Departamento de Cundinamarca Travel Guide

  • one of Colombia's stunning churches
    one of Colombia's stunning churches
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  • Unlikely pastime
    Unlikely pastime
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  • you just have to be willing to look
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  • La Candelaria - Downtown

    Bogotá Things to Do

    Downtown this is the clonial part of the city centre. Most buildings still preserve their original architecture. Going around Candelaria and its narrows street is also easy to find some pictorial spots and small shops where is possible to see and buy some hand made crafts.

  • 101 Park House

    Bogotá Hotels

    I recommend two hotels. If you like little nice hotel with 5-star services look for '101 Park...

  • Typical Colombian Dishes

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This is a popular local dish, not a restaurant. You should be able to order it almost anywhere. It is a massive amount of food, so be very hungry or split it with a friend. It comes on a big platter, and includes 2 kinds of sausage, ground beef, beans and rice, fried pork rind, fried plantains, avocado, bread, and several things I can’t remember,...



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  • even a day trip needs some packing

    Zipaquirá What to Pack

    If doing Zipaquira en route to Villa de Leyva you would be best served by a backpack if you are going directly to the next town after your tour. Lugging anything else around would be crazy. Comfortable shoes are a must as the mine is pretty large and you'll do a fair amount of walking inside it. Bring a sweater or jacket as it's quite cool in the...

  • food stands

    Zipaquirá Tourist Traps

    The food stands that are just outside the entrance to the mine seem fairly priced at first but the portions are much smaller than what you would get for similar prices in even a big city like Bogota. We split something and it was not enough to get either of us remotely full which would not be the case in town. There are picnic areas and many...

  • the tripod factor

    Zipaquirá Local Customs

    Getting good shots inside the salt cathedral is tricky. Thankfully, even simple digital cameras can give you fair shots but to get truly good ones, you'll need a tripod, something that is not allowed in the mine. That said, I found that as long as I waited for each wave of a tour to pass, I could set up my tripod easily enough and there were no...



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  • Pedel Carts

    Anapoima Things to Do

    You can rent one of these two seat pedel carts for about 15000CP/ $6US and rida around town for an hour. It is a fun way to see a bit of Anipoima and a great tipical tierra calliente activity. Just remember it is a whole lot easier to go down the hills than to get yourself back up.

  • With a view of the Square

    Anapoima Restaurants

    The best resturant we found was up on the second floor of a little shopping center overlooking the Square, the town and the mountians as well. Standard Colombian resturant fare, great with a cold beer on a hot say. Chorrizo with a Aguiela Cervesa

  • You came to relax! find a pool

    Anapoima Things to Do

    Not a huge amount of excitement in Anapoima but then that's why you came so Find a pool and enjoy the heat.



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  • Not worth the trip

    Tabio Things to Do

    I enjoyed many places in Colombia during my trip, but I probably should have read this site before visiting Tabio. It would have saved me pretty much a wasted trip. The people were not as friendly as those encountered in other small towns visited. The artesian shops were disappointing. Those who wrote here about the stadium being a noise polluter...

  • The Best Coffee in Town and More

    Tabio Restaurants

    The seductive smells wafting out the door from the exhibition bakery entice you in. Pastry delicacies the glass case tempt the eye and then delight taste buds. The smell of full flavored coffee completes the allure. Only a block over from the town square (parque principal), located on Calle 6 in Tabio, Don Hornero’s offers a clean environment and...

  • Not What it Use To Be

    Tabio Things to Do

    Five years ago when visiting Tabio it was a beautiful quiet little town with wonderful shops for tourists to shop for arts and crafts. This trip I looked forward to seeing it again, but was highly disappointed. While other small towns in Colombia have taken advantage of the increased security in traveling the roads and the increase in tourism to...



See all 2 Machetá Tips
  • Traditional fare by the pools

    Machetá Restaurants

    If you go to El Volcan you don't have many choices for food, 1 really, but it's not bad luckely. The room is smoky, the grill is right inside but the smell of meat cooking over fire always makes me hungry. There is traditional Colombian grilled food, a Sobrebrella steak goes nice with a day at the thermals.

  • If you get to Hot

    Machetá Things to Do

    Up the hill from the Thermal pools of El Volcan is a prety little waterfall. If you feel too heated up and need to cool back off this is the place to do it. The water is cold and fresh. I myself pefer to stay warm.

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Laguna de Guatavita

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    by Ossi.P Written Jan 5, 2003

    If you're at the upper entrance the farest place you can go by car is at a farmhouse where you have to park.
    Parking there you, of course, should drink something.
    You'll either be attend by the señora or her twp daughters (depending on the weekday of course).
    Order a coffee or some Aguadepanela before hiking up and receive the drink at your return.
    If you're kind she may offer you someting of her homemade cheese. Delicious!

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See all 8 Nemocón Tips

    Nemocón Transportation

    The mine is just about 70 Km from Bogotá. To get there is very easy, if you go along the north highway, or 7th Avenue, go on until you get La Caro, then go on until Briceño and there take the round point to Jaime Duque Park and go on to Zipaquirá, before Zipaquira entrance take the Neusa way, straight ahead you will find the crossroad La Paz, turn...


    Nemocón Sports & Outdoors

    The valley was originated by the collapse of the mountain caused by the hydraulic exploitation of the mine. But soon in the Mine Valley, fun will have no limits, with games that will challenge your skills and strengths, no matter the age, like climbing wall with 3 different levels, a funny and exciting 50 mts trip that reach a maximum 8 mts height...


    Nemocón What to Pack

    Travel light it's just a one day trip. But carry some food, things like snacks and water. So comfortable shoes. Depending on the weather carry a warm jumper and an umbrella. A good camera, with a good flash because it's so dark inside the mine.


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