I was surprised to find out that this is considered the first wonder of Colombia. This I only learned upon my arrival, as I did not know before hand. I was fascinated at seeing work of this kind in the salt mine, SPECTACULAR!
It is a pleasant surprise in a small town as colourful as Nemocon to find such a majestic space. Fewer aspirations than the salt cathedral. A rustic place with an atmosphere that is captured in the enthusiasm and the friendliness of the guides! Upon leaving, go to the Don De Pablo restaurant, it's delicious!!
This spot is only an hour from Bogota, at an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level. It features tons of interesting destinations like Guatavita, Sesquilé mountains with its caves and lovely waterfalls, rocks and hot springs Machetá, as well as the lagoon Sisga ... In Suesca there is a hotel called "La Esperanza", which is very typical of the region. You can also find small inns and I especially recommend one called "The Refuge" which is located in the village of Guita off the rocks. The Refuge offers special attention to guests and VIP service. It feaures very good food and is very near the Valley of the Falcons where there are some very cool climbing walls. Nearby there is also another very nice hotel that is a bit more elegant near a farm, called Mitanni.
Jaime Duque Park is a flagship park in Colombia. The landscape will surprise you from the moment you approach. Its buildings and ilandscape combined with mechanical amusements make it unique and very special within the theme parks in the world.
Near the city of Bogota, there is the province of Tequendama where we found a 157 meter waterfall formed by the bed of the Rio Bogota. Unfortunately, it's a highly polluted river so it has lost something of interest, but during the rainy season, there is the imposing Tequendama Falls. At the site, there is also an old hotel founded in the 20's, then abandoned, but it's now under restoration.
I traveled to this incredible place in the with family and friends, service was the best and the guides were attentive to all our needs, the best of all the walking and the climax of the ride, seeing in front of us this amazing waterfall, the tallest in the country and 60th in the entire world!! It is a place to relax and be with mother nature.
These photos were taken in Villeta Cundinamarca, which is only 2 hours from Bogota, in Colombia. It is a place where there are good natural resources. Villeta can be recognized by the fairs held throughout the year as the reign of panela which is very popular, the competition of bands that takes place in August and competing young gangs and the places where you can take photos is called the Seven Jumps of the Mico. It has a history but its very long.
Subachoque in the Chibcha language means "Labor Front or Front to Work". Its original inhabitants belonged to the Chibcha and Muisca tribes. Today, it is a small colonial town which has been well preserved with original houses, Spanish courtyards and a large church denoting the historical significance of the town. An interesting place
The highest mountain in Cota, the Majui is an inhabited Indian reservation. It has trails that start from the village, that are signposted and translations of the most used Indian words, but this is not the best way to go up the mountain, the twist is to go up at night, hopefully with a bottle of brandy to fight the cold. Camping is not very luxurious, but in the morning when you go out of the tent across the Savannah of Bogotá and you see a thick cloud layer that looks like a big cotton mattress, you'll appreciate it.
The cheapest plan.
A bottle of liquor in a supermarket: $ 15.00 (€ 5)
trip there and back $ 10.00 (9.3 €)
Food for camping $ 20.00 (€ 7)
Climb the mountain at night $ 0 (0 €)
The new town of Guatavita, north of Bogota, is an urban settlement, made to relocate the villagers who would be submerged by the construction of the Tomine reservoir. The urban design and architecture references the old white colonial style of architecture, roof tiles and woodwork. The village surrounds the large urban meeting spaces, shops, hotels, restaurants etc. Outside the village there are houses for locals.
Guatavita, in the days before the Spaniards arrived, played an important role within the Muisca culture, indigenous to the area that left us many legends related to the creation of the world and rich in gold jewellery, where the majority of the pieces are exhibited in the Gold Museum in Bogota. Mutliple tourists are attracted to this town, mainly those who have been doing water sports in the local reservoir or just fancy a walk around. Tourists also like to visit the old lagoon.
Following the path of the underground mine, you get to the lovers chambers. Upon arrival, you see a huge figure containing 1600 k salt, heart-shaped, carved in the early 60s by the miner Miguel Sanchez. It's a real treasure, and the reflection of the light that penetrates it makes it magical. I found a beautiful phrase on the internet: ... "IN THE NEMOCON SALT MINE IN THE HEART OF COLOMBIA THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH REACH TO THE WORLD" ... It's a must-see.
Reaching the wilderness is easy as there's a motorway that takes you there. You must have a permit that you can obtain in national park. You'll find there are several rivers and lakes where you can see different plants and animal species. You need to wear good clothes for the cold and protect yourself from the rain.
Before coming to the inspection of the Prairie, going though from Subachoque, there is a bend to the left, and it begins to go up and up until you are deep in the wilderness. Gradually the road becomes more and more difficult, and narrow, suddenly, and within the clouds there appears a reflecting poolit is intact and immaculate, as if nobody had ever seen it. The enchanted Lagoon is surrounded by small hills and frailejones.
Tibacuy is a town situated on the slopes of the mountains about a two-hour drive from Bogota. When one goes to Melgar by highway, you have to take a detour in Sylvania, go to the Country Club and follow the road.
The landscapes provide you with beautiful, beautiful views and a very genuine people. This can be attributed to the fact that it is located away from the usual tourist trails.
Getting up at 5:30 a.m. to take pictures has to be for a pretty good reason. And seeing all of the beautiful, warm, fluffy clouds is the perfect reason to do so. Some friends decided to join me, after watching the house all night still were willing to start the journey up the mountain, it was they, my dogs, who also became stars of an unforgettable morning. An ephemeral dawn can be seen on the mountains of the famous Zabrinksy Desert, which is just outside of Bogota, Colombia, which is the best spot, best view, best friends.
Tominé Reservoir is situated within the municipalities of Guatavita and Sesquilé, it is part of a network of reservoirs situated in the North of Bogota, which supply power to the capital and its neighboring towns. The reservoir was created about 40 years ago, causing the collapse of the former Guatavita, when they created what is known as the new Guatavita, a small urban settlement that served to relocate the inhabitants of the village. They also built a dam, and developed multiple activities including: Hiking, horseback riding, camping and water sports including sailing, kayaking and water skiing.