Holidays in the Llanos, the cowboy plains of Colombia
Large flat extensions of tropical landscape, a marvelous, largely unexplored territory where you can enjoy relaxed holidays in the sun on white extensive beaches next to a river or you can go for an eco challenge excursion by motorboat or by car along the rivers in the area while sightseeing or fishing. Explore the Llanos region on horseback; take great pictures of incredibly beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the plains, relax at the thermal bath, learn about the local economy: cattle growing, rubber- and palm oil plantations or fish farms.
Other fun options for your holidays are visiting the local zoo, rafting, visiting the local salt mines and tasting the delicious typical local meat dishes such as ‘ternera a la llanera’ prepared in the open air by the fireplace.
If you wish to see a century old local tradition you can watch the locally popular ‘coleo’ festival showing the local cowboy skills. At night the region has local music shows or disco and casinos in Villavicencio. Relatively near to Bogota, descending from the mountains, the Llanos region offers you both adventure and leisure options in a tropical climate.