Upon paying your admission at either the Parque Arqueológico or Alto de Los Ídolos you'll be given a 'passport,' which is valid for entrance to both sites for two consecutive days.


One of the best ways to explore the mountains surrounding San Agustín is on horseback. There's also decent rafting to be done on the Río Magdalena.

Horseback Riding

Unlike in some parts of the country, the horses available to tourists here are more often than not in fine condition; ask your lodgings to recommend a guide. You can travel by horseback to some of the archaeological sites around town or head out on some epic multiday adventures.


You'll enjoy your time in San Agustín more if you stay outside the center of town in one of the many charming rural hostels, guesthouses or fincas. Accommodations are of a high standard and there's even a boutique hotel.


Many places around town offer hearty set meals for lunch and the number of good international restaurants is on the increase. In the market (La Galería) you will find cheap meals and fresh produce for self-caterers.

Drinking & Nightlife

San Agustín's nightlife is a chilled-out affair revolving around a couple of cozy bars.


Farmers come to buy and sell at San Agustín's Monday market at La Galería. It's a raucous scene with few tourists. If you miss Monday, part of the marketplace is open the rest of the week, but it's a more subdued affair.