Bucaramanga: A great place to live!

Well, what can I say about Bucaramanga?... everything!!. It is the place where I was born and I'm very happy to live in.

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It's the kind of town, where you can still go home for lunch and take a little nap before going back to work. Everything is nearby, so you don't have to worry for long distances, or crowded traffic. Well, being objective I have to say that having a car is not a plus. You can move around the city in comfortable unexpensive taxis or use the "Metrolinea", a fast public transport system ( just like TransMilenio in Bogotá, which you can use to go over easily from north to south .

Combines a nice weather, (26 °C average, 75 ° F), great commercial facilities, and boast to have the most advance heart disease treatment Clinic in Latin America (Fundacion Cardivascular de Colombia). Also has the most important research center for the Colombian oil industry (Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo ICP). 

Its privilege location, surrounded by outstanding areas of forest and mountains makes it an obliged pass from the center of the country to the Caribbean coast.


And it's close to several types of landscapes. From here you can go to the East on the way to Cucuta, and in just an hour by car you are in the Páramo de Berlin (4° C), a wasteland area where you can spend a weekend fishing trouts and spend the night in a cold wooden cabin drinking hot brandy next to a fireplace. But if you do not want get frozen that much, you can travel south and visit La Mesa de los Santos, with his all time spring weather (16 ° C) only 30 minutes away.


Not to mention the so-called Bucaramanga's "second floor", Ruitoque, where in just 10 minutes from the city, you'll find a climate 3 or 4 degrees less than the one you have in the city, in an area that has become a major development for rural housing.

Its privilege location, surrounded by outstanding areas of forest and mountains makes it an obliged pass from the center of the country to the Caribbean coast.

And it's close to several types of landscapes. From here you can go to the East on the way to Cucuta, and in just an hour by car you are in the Páramo de Berlin (4° C), a wasteland area where you can spend a weekend fishing trouts and spend the night in a cold wooden cabin drinking hot brandy next to a fireplace. But if you do not want get frozen that much, you can travel south and visit La Mesa de los Santos, with his all time spring weather (16 ° C) only 30 minutes away.

Not to mention the so-called Bucaramanga's "second floor", Ruitoque, where in just 10 minutes from the city, you'll find a climate 3 or 4 degrees less than the one you have in the city, in an area that has become a major development for rural housing.

Or I can go further south and in 45 minutes I'm in the Canyon of Chicamocha (30 ° C), in the spectacular Panachi Park where you can hike or just enjoy the scenery and the wonderful view, or continue my journey and an hour to reach the city of San Gil, along the Rio Fonce, a perfect place for rafting, rappel, rappelling, and ecotourism in the beautiful surrounding towns like Barichara colonial jewel dating, Curití - famous for its handicrafts in fique - and Pinchote.

You might be thinking: "With so many changes of climate, this guy should catch a flu all the time...!! ". However, my point is to highlight the diversity of landscapes and regions nearby that can be enjoyed from Bucaramanga.


From here you can make a nice and safety trip by car to:

  • The Caribbean coast : Santa Marta 8 hours, Barranquilla 9 hours, Cartagena 10 hours.
  • Bogota: 7 hours.
  • Medellin. 6 hours
  • Cúcuta and Venezuelan border: 5 hours
  • Eje cafetero: 10 hours (making a stop in Ibague)
  • Villa de Leyva: 7 hours

By plane there is no more than two hours to any Colombian city ( no scales), and you can also make a direct fly to Panama in about two and half hours

You better take a look at the most popular Bucaramanga's video in english

Finca raiz en Bucaramanga

The city of parks is the capital of Santander province, at the east of the country and lies in the beautiful valley of the Río de Oro, or "River of Gold". Enclosed by gold mines already established by local Indian tribes, the town was founded under a plateau (La Meseta). As the gold in the nearby mines petered out, agriculture and other industries came to the fore.

All its urban development has been carried out on the plateau. Downtown and most traditional neighborhoods are settled in there. Through the years the City has extended toward nearby towns, forming the Metropolitan area (Giron, Florida and Piedecuesta). Bucaramanga has a majority of middle class population. You can see a harmonious mix of buildings and constructions. Maybe that's why it is called "The Pretty City" even it's not the prettiest of Colombia. Yeah, I have to be realistic!!

The city has not been out of the country's housing boom. Projects for every kind of budgets, with great specifications are taking place all over the City.

Real estate prices  have grown steadily - Average valuation in the last five years is 18%, new commercial developments such as hypermarkets and shopping centers are under construction.

We also have our Botero Sculpture at Parque San Pio

At the Meseta

Cabecera   El Prado   La Aurora   Lagos del Cacique   Pan de Azucar   Los Pinos   Ciudadela Real de Minas   Conucos


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At the South 

Cañaveral    El Valle de Menzuly    Ruitoque Condominio the best country condo in Colombia!.    Florida    Piedecuesta

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