Bucaramanga

Dubbed "The City of Parks," Santander's capital has some fine green spaces and is a suitable spot to recharge your batteries. It comes to life at night, when dozens of clubs, hundreds of bars and the students of 10 universities don their party hats.

Buca, as it's known to locals, is one of Colombia's major cities, with a greater-metropolitan population of about a million; it's packed with skyscrapers and surrounded by mountains. It's not overrun with visitors and is a pleasant place to get a taste of the region's culture. 

Parque Santander is Bucaramanga's heart. Further east are newer, posh neighborhoods with hotels and nightspots.

Explore Bucaramanga

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Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Bucaramanga.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Bucaramanga.