THE BIGGEST LAGOON
The country’s largest lake is the ideal spot for rainbow trout fishing. Highlights of the area include the charming town of Aquitania and the stunning, Caribbean-esque sand beach of Playa Blanca, set amongst spectacular mountains.
A TIMELESS TOWN
Offering a unique desert landscape owing to once being a sea, the area around this picturesque colonial town is rife with places to visit. Just three hours from Bogotá, it’s home to a dinosaur fossil, charming restaurants, bars and cafés, and the La Periquera park.
A THERMAL ENCOUNTER
Famed for its natural thermal baths, this town also boasts the Sochagota lake, a hotspot for a number of aquatic sports. Make your stay at the Hotel Estelar, and pay a visit to an intriguing colonial dwelling, the Hacienda El Salitre.
A NATIONAL PARK
Eight hours away from the city, find the most beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Apart from being rainforest, cloud forest and páramo with snow peaks, keep your head up so you don’t miss a condor, eagles, deer or even monkeys.
In the space of just one day you can get to know Boyacá’s most beautiful towns and take home a keepsake of its varied handicrafts. Meander cobblestone streets and marvel at stunning landscapes in Monguí, Nobsa, Iza and Ráquira.
Learn about the country’s battles for independence at a number of important sites. For example, significant battles took place between the Spanish and the revolutionary armies at the Puente de Boyacá and Pantano de Vargas.