The Boyaca region is mainly located in the Eastern Andes Cordillera. Boyaca is the cradle of an ancient indigenous civilization, called Muisca, and its mountains have witnessed many historic battles fought for the independence of Colombia.
This department is full of fascinating stories and legends, although very few remains are still visible.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Bogotá to this region, which offers many hiking opportunities, such as the beautiful paramos of Iguaque and Oceta. Two ideal excursions to discover a unique and unusual ecosystem.

To rest from your excursions, stroll through the narrow and shady streets of Mongui and/or Villa de Leyva, two charming colonial villages. On the way back, stop in Raquira to buy a souvenir and discover the multitude of colorful shops selling handicrafts.

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Where to travel in the Boyaca region

We visited Villa De Leyva and its surroundings for more than 10 days. Find our best tips for exploring each of the destinations below.

Top Things To Do In Boyaca’s region

Here is a compilation of the best things to do in the region of Boyaca and around in Colombia:

  • Explore the Paramo de Ocetta
  • Take a sunbath near Laguna de Tota
  • Thermal baths in Paipa
  • Hike the Paramo de Iguaque
  • Visit the colonial towns of Mongui and Villa de Leyva
  • Rent a bike in Villa de Leyva and explore the surroundings – More things to do in Villa de Leyva
  • Do the handcraft market in Raquira
  • Rappelling at the Hoyo de la Romera


Events in Boyaca’s region

List of the main events in the Region of Boyaca and around in Colombia:

  • February: Astronomic Festival in Villa de Leyva
  • June: Grand Tomatina Colombia – Battles with ripe tomatoes – in Sutamarchan
  • July: Jazz Festival in Villa De Leyva
  • July: Iron and Sun Festival in Sogamoso
  • August: Fiesta Del Viento Y las Cometas -kite flying – in Villa De Leyva
  • October: Festival Nacional del Balon in Mongui
  • December: Festival de Luces – lights- in Villa De Leyva

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