Usually, only backpackers who travel from Colombia to Equador decide to stop in Popayan. Most of them make a mistake to stay just one night before moving to their next destination.
While is it true that there is not so much to do within the white city, you will be surprised to uncover a city steeped in history. Did you know that a significant proportion of Colombian presidents were born in Popayan?
Although the old colonial city center is charming, this is not the main reason why we like to stay there. Popayan is a strategic point to visit the Silvia Market on Tuesday and organize a 2-day trek in the National Park El Purace for observing the condors in the Paramós. Don’t forget your hiking gears, the weather can be quite harsh up there.