Introduction

A tiny village 15km southwest of Sogamoso, Iza is an immensely quiet town particularly notable for its desserts. It all started with merengón (meringue with local fruits) sold from the back of cars and grew into a tradition, especially on weekends, when it's a sweet-tooth free-for-all in the plaza. The rest of the week, Iza is supremely tranquil, and is worth bedding down in for a night if you're looking to bliss out in a colonial hamlet untouched by big tourism.