Sleepy colonial towns, many originally settled by the pre-Columbian Muiscas, punctuate the rolling green hills and mountains of Boyacá, a region a few hours north of Bogotá. Charming communities such as Villa de Leyva and Paipa have central squares dominated by colonial churches. In this region you'll also find the cloud forest of Santuario de Fauna y Flora Laguna de Iguaque and the parched landscape of the Desierto de la Candelaria.The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá makes an interesting day trip from Bogotá, or a nice stop on your way to Villa de Leyva. It began as a simple altar where miners could worship while th… Read More
The area has been spared the unrest that has plagued other parts of Colombia in the last decades, but always exercise caution while visiting.