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Introducing Cúcuta

Hot, muggy and close to the Venezuelan border, Cúcuta is either the first or last Colombian city that many overland travelers visit. The city has a modern, if rather uninspiring, center and vast poor suburbs. There's little reason to linger, but you may need to stick around for a night if you're crossing the border.

Even if you're coming this way, you may prefer to stay overnight in Pamplona, rather than Cúcuta, as some travelers do.