With an average temperature of 25°C (77°F) each day and lush mountains that seem to go on for an eternity, it is easy to see why Bucaramanga is considered the most beautiful city in Colombia. The people who visit go not only to relax in the beautiful nature and eat the hormigas culones (large antes with big butts), but also to enjoy extreme sports, which include rafting, kayaking, paragliding, bungee jumping and many more.
Bucaramanga has more than 220 parks and green areas. For this reason ecotourism is a great attraction for many visitors, with parks such as Parque del Agua, which is 3.6 hectares and contains many places to swim and enjoy a relaxing stroll. In addition, one of the most representative parks in the region is the Chicamocha National Park. There it is possible to take a 6.3km ride in the teleférico (cable car) over the valley, interact with animals, enjoy the children’s aquatic park (if you’re a child, have children or just decided not to grow up) and relish the excitement of some extreme sports.
You can also take a short trip to San Gil, where there are more natural parks such as El Gallineral that offer treks through the vegetation and rafting adventures. In San Gill it is also possible to experience other extreme sports such as mountaineering, mountain biking, motocross, paragliding and much more.
In conclusion, if you want an extreme experience with all the sports available in the world and / or relax and enjoy nature, Bucaramanga and its surroundings is the best option for the whole family.
Other place not to miss near Bucaramanga:
- Cristo Rey (Sanitisimo): The largest statue of Christ in America, which is 33m tall with a lookout above the head of the statue, over the beautiful view of Eco Parque Cerro de Santisimo.