The region of Boyaca and around is mostly located within the Eastern Cordilleras. Between the old indigenous civilization like the Muisca and the ferocious battles for independence, the place is full of history and tales. However, don’t expect to discover many ruins.
Boyaca offers many hikes possibilities, and it’s perfect if you want to escape the city of Bogota for a few days. Discover the fantastic paramo of Iguaque and Oceta and take on Playa Blanca Beach, in front of the vast Tota lake.
Then wander among the narrow and shady streets of Mongui and Villa de Leyva, two lovely colonials towns. And take the occasion to buy local handicrafts in Raquira to bring back home.
Villa de Leyva is an authentic colonial town, 4 hours from Bogota. Streets are made with irregular cobblestones and inhabitants meet on the vast main square at night. Many Colombian tourists on weekends. Visit the market in Raquira, hike the Iguaque Paramo and discover the lovely Periquera waterfalls.
Sogamoso is a city, 4-5 hours away from Bogota. The town itself has nothing extraordinary to offer. However, it’s a perfect Hub to discover the area. Hike the different Paramos, jump into the cold water of lakes and visit Mongui
Boyaca & Around
Mongui is a lovely colonial town, 1 hour away from Sogamoso. Cobblestone streets and the beautiful main square, Mongui is mainly known for the Paramo de Oceta, a 6-8 hours hike through unforgettable landscapes. Start early and use Maps.me or a guide.
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Top Things To Do In The Region Of Boyaca & Around
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