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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Villa de Leyva is the perfect romantic stop for your Colombia itinerary. Decide to stay in a gorgeous hotel boutique, a luxury SPA Hotel, or a remote hostel. Whatever your choice, you won't need public transportation to move around the town.
Villa de Leyva is a small town with many interesting highlights scattered all around. Therefore, it deserves a lot more than a short day trip from Bogota. Biking is an easy and cheap option to explore the area. Between 2 activities, don't hesitate to look for the best restaurants in the city. Some of them are delicious!
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