A brief history about Carmen de Apicalá
The municipality of Carmen de Apicalá was founded on October 13, 1887. It began as a hamlet where the indigenous Jaguos lived, from the Panchos tribe, and was later populated. Due to its agricultural potential, the economy began to grow and attract more and more residents, who bought farms to cultivate. Among what stands out the most is the cultivation of exotic flowers, cocoa, avocado, yucca, corn, and citrus. Poultry production, seed bank, reforestation, pig farming and livestock were also strong catalysers of the economy. Due to its natural wealth and beautiful landscapes, it was necessary to build several very large hotels and country houses to attract tourists, who step by step were activating the tourism sector. It was so well received that today it is on the list of the most visited towns in Cundinamarca.