Villa De Leyva is a small colonial village in the department of Boyaca. Early in the morning, children wake up to go to school while adults enjoy their coffee in one of the largest main squares in Colombia – the Plaza Mayor. Narrow streets of uneven cobblestones criss-cross this quiet village. It won’t be easy if you’re a heel fan.
I recommend that you wander through the narrow streets, looking for shady corners, museums, and churches.
During your stay, you can explore the surrounding area on foot, by bike or jeep. There are many interesting sights to visit and beautiful walks.
Villa De Leyva is nestled near the Paramo de Iguaque, at 4 hours from Bogota. With an elevation of above 2 000 m, I suggest you bring a jacket for the evening. The temperatures drop around 10º C.
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Getting to Villa de Leyva? (+)
From Bogota to Villa de Leyva:
- Take a bus from the North Terminal. There is a departure every 1 hour. | Reina / Allianza & Flota Valle de Tenza | 4 hours.
- If you miss it, you can take any bus to Tunja, then catch a bus to Villa de Leyva | 5 hours
- More information: How to get to Villa de Leyva
From San Gil to Villa de Leyva:
- Take a bus to Tunja | 4 – 5 h
- Then a bus to Villa de Leyva | 1 h
Where's the terminal?
The bus terminal of Villa De Leyva is a 5-10min walk from the Plaza Mayor.