Bucaramanga is located in a mountainous region in the Andes, but it has an exceptionally pleasant climate with a year-round temperature of about 26 degrees celsius. The "beautiful city", as it is called in Colombia, has a very special feature: it has an impressive amount of greenery and parks. In addition to the natural beauty of this eastern region of Colombia, Bucaramanga is a tourist reference point for extreme sports and those who love traditional colonialism. Nearby are wonderful and unforgettable views. The Mesa de los Santos, the Chicamocha Canyon, the Paramo de Santurban, San Gil, Barichara and Zapatoca are worth visiting to discover adventure activities. An incredible city in a wonderful region!
Founded on December 22, 1622 by the Spanish Andrés Páez de Sotomayor and Miguel de Trujillo, after defeating the indigenous Guanes - the first inhabitants of the region - who during the 18th century were subjected to the Spanish tyranny. Later in the 19th century, freedom began to consolidate. Bucaramanga grew with urban architecture featuring Spanish features. It still was not a city, it just had a small population made up of 7 houses. In 1857, it was named capital of the department of Santander and acquired the title of city in 1869. Today, it is part of the Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga together with the municipalities of Floridablanca, Piedecuesta and Girón, and has a population of approximately one million inhabitants.