Getting There & Away
There's just one road in and out of La Mesa curving up the hill from the town of Piedecuesta at the edge of the greater Bucaramanga metropolitan area.
To get there from Bucaramanga, catch Metrolínea P8 or one of the private buses on Carrera 33 to Piedecuesta, from where direct La Culona buses to Los Santos leave hourly from 6am to 7:45pm (COP$8000, 1½ hours).
From San Gil, take the teleférico in Panachi – it ends 20km northeast of the town. There are buses every two hours from the cable-car station to Mesa de Los Santos town; if you miss one take the more regular buses headed to Piedecuesta to the junction and pick up another service down to Mesa.