This small town is well known in the region, like its neighbour Anapoima, about 20 minutes away. In fact, on weekends, people from Bogotá and other big cities come here to take refuge, relax in the green in a calm and peaceful environment and enjoy outdoor sports. The main advantage of Apulo is its mild climate, the temperature is about 28°C all year round! With rivers running through it, water is of particular importance here. It is rich in sulphur, and the town's ponds are well known for their skin care benefits. As for local activities, the Laguna de Salcedo is an incredible walk, its landscape is unique. Also worth seeing is the pyramid of the Mirador de La Tumba, which overlooks the entire countryside. Stunning!
Those who initially inhabited this place were the Panches, located mainly in Las Juntas, from the Síquima tribe. They were in charge of receiving the people who crossed the river until they reached the town. Over time, the government realized the importance of this municipality for the crossing of several travelers, so it was essential to build a railway line to facilitate the passage of merchandise and visitors. President Carlos Holguín was the one who inaugurated the Apulo Station in 1889. Subsequently, the first iron bridge was built, and the Hotel Veraniego was the first tourist site, visited by presidents and mayors; this hotel, unfortunately, was burned to ashes years later.