83 kilómeters... of adventure-filled beaches, over 30 thousand acres of natural beauty that welcome you with open arms; exotic places that are havens for (mapanas) snakes, howling monkeys and flocks of pelicans. It is a site filled with clear waters and surprising coral formations located next to cliffs of spurs of the Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta. With such a diverse topographical structure, this constitutes a unique and uncomparable spectacle.
The mountain range is based in the deep blue sea, which is a site of vast cold waters, filled with submarine life. This site is an area which is preferred by the divers who explore the Neguanje Cave, Needle Island and Shell Bay, considering it the best scene to practice their sport.
Even though most of the coastal waters are ferocious, there are many beautiful beaches for swimmers. For example, The reef is located only 30 minutes on foot from the main entrance. Canaveral is filled with strong currents, but has a very privileged spot called "the pool"where big and small are allowed to swim freely.
The National Tayrona Park is ideal for tourists who are interested in exotic destinations as well as having contact with native life. The lodging area is found in a very natural habitat, including traditional hammocks, camping sites, and all of this is located between palm trees. At the same time, one is surrounded by not only salt water and palm trees, but also with the amazing images of the mountain, only paces away from the beach. In the gorgeous sector of Canaveral, there exists 14 Ecohabs and different cabins for the visitor's comfort.
The End of Cabo San Juan del Guia, a 90 minute walk from the main entrance, is the one of the best parts of the tayrona experience. This remarkable journey takes you through an intense contrast between the power of the ocean and the excitement of the tropical rainforest. Later, a pre-Columbian spotted/pebbled path unites at the end with Chairama. It is one hour of a long walk through thick vegetation, howling monkeys and trees over 30 meters high, which cover the scenery almost completely, giving us a unique and protected world, brightened by the insistent music of the crickets.
To the west of Tayrona, at the 56 kilometer via Riohacha, we find Quebrada Valencia; this small river descends until it joins with the sea. Its river basin is protected near the opening. Thirty minutes further, even more gifts of nature on the way when you approach an enormous stoned wall, where monumental waterfalls are formed. From the zone of the opening from the Palomino River (48 kilometers via Riohacha), one can see the peaks of the Sierra Nevada; to the east the sea becomes dark because the rivers drag nature, the beaches there are grey, offering total tranquility to those who arrive at this destination.
Land Area: 15,000 Hectares of which 12,000 are terrestrial and 3,000 are marine.
Date created: 1969.
Location: On the coast of the Caribbean at 34 Kilometers in Santa Marta via Riohacha, department of Magdalena.
Temperature: From 25 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
By Palangana: Neguange y Playa del Muerto.
By Zaino: Canaveral, Arrecifes and Pueblito.
Bogotá - Santa Marta – The National Tayrona Park.
Bogotá - Santa Marta (1 hour).
Description of the area
Ecosystems: Tropical dry forest, formation xerofiticas and subxerofiticas, humedales manglares, sedimentary foundations, coastal rocky bottoms, sandy beaches, prairies of amrinos grass and coral reefs.
Fauna: There are over 100 species mamals, among those that stand out- the tigrillo and the deer, and birds like the condor, solitary and white eagles.
Climate: Temperate - Hot
HOW TO GET THERE
Santa Marta works with the Simon Bolivar airport, which receives daily trips from Bogota, capital of Colombia. There are a multitude of hotels you may contact through the tourist agency Gaira VIP, with different prices for all types of budgets.
The transport towards the park acts as a terrestrial plan defined depending on which path chosen. One can always count on bilingual guide specially trained, who will have your trip and stay be enjoyed in total security and tranquility.
The traveler can also stay in Taganga, a fishing town that has the best diving centers. There are schools that are enabled to grant international certificates, or if you prefer, a minicourse with guided immersions. If you have questions concerning plans and arrangements, please contact Gaira VIP
SAN GIL - SANTANDER
The Hotel Campestre seeks to provide a pleasant stay, making available to our guests comfortable rooms and comfortable facilities, good service and ensuring security for your complete satisfaction he Hotel Campestre is located in the wonderful town of San Gil, Santander, where the tourist capital of extreme sports, nature and history combine to make this town the first destination for adventure tourism in the country. Just two hours from Bucaramanga, 40 minutes Chicamocha National Park, 30 minutes of Barichara and near the municipalities of Villanueva, Socorro, Curiti Valley, San Jose and the Paramo. is famous for the natural park natural park Gallineral only within a city limits in Colombia, situated on the river and the ravine Curití Fonce they wrap their arms to form an island, the beautiful trees like Ceiba, anacos and chicken with remaining mosses dominate the beautiful garden of heliconia and wildflowers forming an exotic paradise
Campestre Hotel is located at Kilometer 2 Via San Gil - Charalá the right side of the road. San Gil is a municipality of the Republic of Colombia, located in the foothills of the Cordillera Oriental, in the southeastern part of the Department of Santander. Tiene un área de 145,9 kilómetros cuadrados. It has an area of 145.9 square kilometers. Its average height above sea level in the urban area is in the 1,114 meters. Latitud de 3 3. Latitude of 3 3. Longitud 73 6 occidental. West Longitude 73 6.
The municipality of San Gil Santander has a long history. The town, some historians was founded on March 17, 1689 under the name of Villa de Santa Cruz y San Gil of New Baeza, but are skeptical that the town has existed since 1620. . On May 11, 1689 called for the ratification of the license, which was confirmed by royal decree of Charles II on 27 October 1694. Beyond its historical merits, the Colonial city retains many of its architectural beauty and a natural attraction, the Park Gallineral. San Gil has a strategic position in the communications system of Santander, which has allowed a remarkable development and a prominent economic activity.
Rapid offered -1,2,3,4 - are classified according to their intensity without providing risk or high risk. The rowers are recognized experts and national champions, hundreds of people and dozens of families have enjoyed. Before starting the activity, provides an induction and training session on MOSS. For higher-level fast, practiced in the Rio and the Rio Suarez Chicamocha.
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La Candelaria, Bogota,Colombia
Bogota.. a city in central Colombia, is the country's capital, located at an elevation of about 2,650 m. / 8,660 ft. on a mountain rimmed plateau high in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes Mountains. This gives it constant spring like weather. It lies only 4°36' north of the Equator. Bogotá was founded on the 6th of August 1538 by the Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada who fough the Chibcha Indians near the site of the populous tribe center called Bacatá. The new city became the vice-regal capital of New Granada in 1717. It was captured by Simón Bolívar in 1819 and was the capital of the independent nation of Great Colombia (which included modern day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela). It became the capital of New Granada (later renamed Colombia) in 1830 when Great Colombia was dissolved. The city grew slowly because Bogotanos (cachacos) wished to preserve their old culture. They cherished their churches, convents, homes (built in the ornate Spanish colonial style) and the National University, founded in 1573. They also prided themselves on speaking the purest Spanish in the New World. The city expanded rapidly after 1940 as large numbers of rural Colombians migrated there in search of greater economic opportunities. It is sometimes called the Athens of South America. Bogotá is now Colombia's largest financial, political, and cultural center. The National University of Colombia and many other universities located there make Bogotá the nation's chief educational center. .
Today Bogotá is a cosmopolitan city in continuous expansion. It is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas, not only in Colombia, but also in South America. Its almost 6 million inhabitants include a multitude of immigrants from all over the world, which makes the capital a true microcosm of the nation. Modern highrises and skyscrapers contrast with old houses of colonial and republican architecture. Bogotá offers residents and visitors everything that a modem city can give. Cultural activities abound and its enormous selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs offers all kinds of food and entertainment.
A pictures city, it is known for its colonial architecture, its collection of pre-Colombian gold art, and its bookshops and splendid colonial churches. It is also a city of futuristic architecture, modern highrises, brilliant museums, and skyscrapers. Bogotá offers residents and visitors everything that a modem city can give including a vibrant and diverse cultural and intellectual life. It is also a city of Dickensian waifs, beggars, shantytowns and traffic jams. This amazing mixture of prosperity and poverty, Masseratis and mules, makes it one of the world's most chaotic, fascinating and aggressive metropolises. Tourists that visit Bogotá fall in love with the city, and would like to remain forever there.
Major suburbs include Bosa, Engativá, Fontibón, Suba, Usaquén, and Usme. Industries include printing and publishing, motor-vehicle assembly, food processing, and the manufacture of beverages, textiles, metals goods, machinery, and electrical equipment. Many banks and corporations maintain their headquarters in the city. Railroads and highways, including the Pan-American Highway, link the city with other major centers. The international Eldorado Airport is nearby.
The city is flanked by mountains to the east. On the summit of one of them stands the sanctuary of Monserrate, the main point of reference of the city.
The streets of Bogotá have been laid out as a grid pattern. The carreras (streets) run parallel to the mountains from south to north. They are abbreviated as Cr, K and Crs.
The calles (also streets) run from east to west and cross the carreras perpendicularly, they are abbreviated as C, Cll and Cl. Others, called Diagonales, run diagonally east-west like the Calles, and the Transversales also run diagonally but south-north.
Avenidas, abbreviated as Av, are usually larger and main streets. The numerical system for the Avenidas is used but some have names like Avenida Jimenez de Quesada, Avenida Caracas, etc. Each address consist of a series of numbers, for example: Calle 42 # 15-34. This means that the house on calle 42 is 34 meters from the corner of carrera 15 towards the 16.
Generally speaking, Bogotá can be divided into four large zones:
The northern zone: modern, commercial and residential, is where most of the financial activity is carried out and where many cultural and recreational activities take place.
The central zone:(downtown): between carreras 1 to 14 and calles 5 to 34, which includes the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria and the so-called International Center, and is where the majority of government offices, museums, churches and other buildings of historical, artistic and cultural interest are located.
The western zone: where large industry, various parks and sports centers, administrative offices, and the EIdorado Airport are located.
The southern zone: Starts at Calle 1 sur, it has a large population with some commerce, houses, parks and industry.
Bogotá is the third highest capital in south America after La Paz and Quito, the city is located on a mountain rimmed plateau known as the Sabana de Bogotá high in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes Mountains, at an elevation of about 2,650 m. (about 8,660 ft.). If you come by air from the lowlands you may feel a bit dizzy, so it is advisable not be too active for the first 24-48 hours. The climate is temperate, but considerable variations in temperature can occur during the day, with warm sunny mornings and cold nights. The average temperature is around 14.4° C (58° F) all year round dropping to about 9° C at night and rising to around 18° C and higher when sunny. In the rainy season, there is less difference between day and night temperatures. The main dry season lasts from December to March, and the wettest months are April and October.
The city of Bogotá has a great variety of tourist places, with a combination of colonial buildings and skyscrapers. Points of interest in the city include:
La Candelaria zone, with several museums, cultural scenery and art exhibitions. La Plaza de Bolívar, surrounded by government buildings representing several styles and areas.
Among the numerous churches are those of Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Ignacio, the Cathedral situated in La Plaza de Bolívar, La Tercera San Diego and the sanctuary of Monserrate. .
The list of museums can be headed with the famous Gold Museum which is a testimony to native Indian culture. The Religious Art Museum has an exhibit of La Lechuga, where you can see 1,486 emeralds encrusted in gold. There is also the National Museum, El 20 de Julio or Casa del Florero, the Museum of Modern Art, the Mint and la Quinta de Bolívar.
Numerous art galleries display and sell the works of both Colombian and international contemporary artists.
Concerts are held in theater halls such as Teatro Colon, Colsubsidio, or in Luis Angel Arango Library and the Leon de Greiff hall at the Universidad Nacional.
Several theater groups are based in Bogotá and present both classical and modern works. The principal groups include the Teatro Popular de Bogotá, Teatro Libre, Teatro Nacional, and La Candelaria
If you like bull fighting you can go to the Plaza de Toros de Santamaria. Corferias, Corporacion de ferias y exposiciones, is where countries get together to show their technology
Among other places there are La Zona Rosa, for shopping fun, gourmet food and entertainment, and also the Planetario, Botanical Garden and Shopping centers, such as Hacienda Santa Barbara, Centro Comercial Andino and Unicentro