Villa de Leyva is a very well preserved colonial town, just 3 hours from Bogotá. Founded in 1572, you can still see Colombia's history on it's walls and stone streets. In this region you will also visit prehistoric sites and sacred places of the indigenous Muisca. The beauty and varity of the surroundings is ideal for mountain biking, hiking and exploring the exotic fauna and flora of this area. From the desert up to the Paramo, waterfalls, springs, lagoons, caves and farm fields, this town is waiting for you to explore, learn, relax, contemplate or create memories that you will never forget.
HOW TO GET HERE FROM BOGOTÁ: You have to take a taxi from the airport to the portal del norte in Bogotá and take a bus to Tunja, they leave constantly from 5am to 4pm, or take the direct bus at 3:30pm to Villa de Leyva. From Tunja the last bus to Villa de Leyva leaves at 7pm. If you take a bus from Bogotá through Chiquinquira it will take you 5 hours to get here. The direct bus through Samacá will take you here in 3 hours.
DON'T MISS: Parque Nariño at 5pm, lots of birds live in the palms and this is the magic hour. The market on thursdays and saturday mornings. Hike to "El Santo".
MUST EAT: Longaniza and arepa at Sutamarchan, Besos de novia in Villa de Leyva, Artisanal Ice cream at Santa Lucia, coffee at Los Gallos, just one block from the Main Square. Cabrito at Mercado Municipal restaurant and dessert at Casa Dulce, in front of Parque del Carmen.