Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Bucaramanga

Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Bucaramanga

Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga, the capital of the department of Santander and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Colombia, is that pretty Columbian city known for its pleasant weather with many parks and gardens, having a lot more to offer than you think! The city might have lost much of its colonial heritage to become one of the largest modern cities in Columbia, yet Bucaramanga houses some great museums and cathedral to watch out for.

Bucaramanga travel offers a lot to do as well. Paragliding is a popular activity throughout Santander and is no less a thrill for travelers on a trip to Bucaramanga. Paragliding flights take you throughout the city, offering stunning panoramic views of the Bucaramanga's skyline. Do not miss the trails of Botanical gardens which are spread across 75 thousand meters encompassing a beautiful lake, well-maintained trails through the woodlands and lush green gardens with several wild animals. Apart from natural attractions, you can check out the cathedral in the historic center of the city. In this city do not miss the view from Cerro Del Santismo. Boasting a huge statue of Jesus, which is about 40 meters high, the sight is surreal! Climb to the top of the hill via cable cars and enjoy impeccable views from out there. The city is not just about attractions and adventures, you will also find a number of food options such including rooftop restaurants, bars, and cafes, where you can distress your day after a long day of exploring and adventures. And obviously, your days in the city will pass by very quickly. Check out the best neighborhoods to stay for tourists in Bucaramanga:

1. Centro

Bucaramanga Centro is the city's heart and where some of the most representative monuments of the city are located. The City of Bucaramanga was founded in 1622 and was developed around what is now the Garcia Rovira Park. Throughout the years, the center city has moved towards the eastern city and today Santander Park makes the true heart of Bucaramanga. The Santander Park is an urban Plaza, with a magnificent statue of Francisco de Paula Santander. The Fountain and the trees give a feel-good vibe. Overlooking the Park is the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, in the historic center of the city and is among the city's most important and well known religious buildings. The ornate interiors of the church and shining white façade is a striking landmark. Also around the park, you will find another church as well including San Francisco, La Veracruz, and LaTercera. Many of the colonial architecture masterpieces of the city have been demolished with duration of time, being replaced with mixed-used buildings. However, some parts and squared still retain the flavor of historic Bucaramanga. The central Bucaramanga is also a busy place of commerce in the day. And in this part of the city you also a have a great choice of accommodation options to choose from, making this area one of the best places to stay in Bucaramanga.

2. Cabecera del Llano

Cabecera Del Llano is situated in the east of the city. The area is considered to be one of the upscale areas among the neighborhoods of Bucaramanga. The area expands approximately between Carreras 33 and streets 41 and 56, next to the eastern mountains of the city. Cabecera neighborhood is the most modern and developed area of the city and hence, replete with office skyscrapers and residential buildings. The area also houses an infinite number of leisure and food options. Some of the best bars and clubs in the city can be found here as well. Also, many great international hotels are located in this area, which is also one of the safest neighborhoods to stay in Buca.

3. Zona Rosa

Just like the cities of Mexico City, Bogota or Medellin, Bucaramanga has a Zona Rosa, a lively area of shopping and entertainment! The area of Zona Rosa is located to the north of Cabecera, in the eastern part of the city, extending from Carreras 33 to 34. One thing about the district is that it is very well connected to the rest of the city, which makes it pretty easy to get around. And due to strong police presence, the district is quite safe to stay in Bucaramanga. Zona Rosa is a great lively district to enjoy from day to night!

City of park, and one of the most beautiful cities in Columbia, Bucaramanga represents it all!