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Villavicencio (Colombia)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3-4 hours from Bogota by bus
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Villavicencio

Seasoned Traveller
12 written opinions

A few hours south of Bogota, Villavicencio, nicknamed Villavo (pronounced Biyaho), serves as "gateway to the plains", this unique cowboy region in Colombia.

My suggestion:
Don't be in a hurry to reach this city (which is barely known by tourists); the journey time from Bogota depends largely on police checks and the recklessness of the driver on the bends. Please note: very high temperatures!
My review

A unique atmosphere emanates from Villavo, with its tropical heat, ranch culture and highly contagious music. Meat lovers will be in paradise. A historic meeting place between the settlers from the Colombian coffee region pioneer fronts and the displaced populations from Amazonia and the Pacific Coast, Villavicencio draws its richness from this unusual blend of cultures. Barely known by tourists, this city, with a hostile appearance, has unforgettable human encounters in store for you.

To meet people, go and stroll in the city's numerous squares (the large Plaza de los Libertadores or the more intimate Parque Infantil, renamed Parque de los Periodistas), places of exchanges and life! To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, hire a Jeep or a motorbike and discover the idyllic landscapes of Los Llanos (the plains) on foot.. The surrounding areas of Villavicencio are full of surprises: suspension bridges, waterfalls, lush mountains,

Plaza de los Libertadores, Villavicencio
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