Santander is the most popular destination in Colombia for practicing adventure sports during the holidays in a landscape of impressive mountains, valleys, tropical forests, rivers and several climate zones.The small villages of the countryside have an enchanting atmosphere with beautiful calm streets and Spanish style houses.
This region is rich in history being the land of heroes and liberators who started the struggle against the Spanish empire. Discover their history and the past indigenous way of life.
Enjoy exciting holidays in this region! Santander has the second largest canyon in the world: the Chicamocha canyon with breathtaking sites, fantastic paragliding possibilities and great rivers for experienced rafters (rapids up to class 5). Explore the caves, see landscapes with impressive cascades and precipices, practice rappel, mountain hiking, canopy, parachuting, kayaking, motocross, horseback trips, paintball, walking and bike trips through ecological paths surrounded by exuberant vegetation in a great climate.
Enjoy the view of mountains and valleys by cable car up and down into the valley, practice golf,or visit the Chicamocha Park with its many attractions amongst which you can find an ostrich park, a children’s canopy, a goat park, the Guane museum, a 360 degrees viewpoint, a buggy track, souvenirs and handicraft and a botanical garden. Taste typical gastronomy with strong indigenous influence. Accommodation facilities are excellent in this region.
Bucaramanga, the capital of the region is increasingly popular for business events and conventions.
Map of Bucaramanga, Barichara and San Gil in Santander