A Travellerspoint blog

San Agustin Archaelogical Park ...

featured in today's Bing front page!

San Agustin Archaelogical Park featured in today's Bing frontpage!

Hi All! This is a short last minute post... I was reviewing my Colombia Travel Blog's traffic charts and I realized that the most sought after keyword today is "San Agustin Archaeological Park" and the Top Hidden Colombia Destinations entry the most popular one, which is strange, because what I usually get is tons of hits on the topics of "safety in Colombia", Cartagena, Medellin, "Travel to Colombia", etc...

Intrigued by that fact, I researched a little more and discovered that today's Microsoft's search engine ( Bing) frontpage featured a beautiful picture of one of San Agustin Archaeological Park's statues! This is so amazing! One of the most well keeped secrets of Colombia in an extremely high traffic page!!!! , as I have said before the San Agustin Archaeological park is an amazing collection of hundreds of impressive precolumbian head stones in a huge natural area of southern Colombia , bigger than - for instance - the Machu Picchu national park in Peru.

So I thought I'd take the opportunitty to give you some more details on San Agustin archaeological park:

How to get to San Agustin Archaeological Park

The closest mayor town is Neiva south of Colombia. From Bogota you can fly with Aires for about US$40 and get there in about 1 hour or, take a bus from Bogota’s bus terminal and enjoy the 326 ks and 6 hours of beautiful scenery. Once there, you need to take another bus, but this time going to Pitalito (212 ks) and once there take a local bus (US$0,5) or a taxi (US$3) to San Agustin. The bus from Bogota to Neiva costs about US$15 and from Pitalito to San Agustin another US$10.
Entrance fees are: free for kids under, from 7 to 17 years old is COL$5.000 (US$3) and COL$10.000 (US$6) for adults.

What to bring

It takes about 3 hours to complete the park circuit, so I recommend to take with you:

- A day pack
- Plenty of water
- Sun screen and a hat
- Walking shoes and light clothes, the average temperature there is 18 centigrades.

What’s there

Apart from the main park – San Agustin – there are two more archaeological sites closed by called Alto Lavapatas y el Bosque de las Estatuas which you can also visit paying a little bit extra; and a second one called Tierradentro located very closed to a town called La Plata 126 ks from Neiva.

But that's not all… from Neiva you can also visit the amazing Tatacoa desert too!

Abrazos,

Marcela - Colombia Travel Blog

Posted by MarColombi 17:42 Archived in Colombia Tagged park culture travel san archaeological colombia archaeology blog agustin precolumbia

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint