Top things to do

Top Choice American in San Gil

Gringo Mike's

What isn't good? In a moody, candlelit courtyard, you'll find this US-UK operation thrilling homesick travelers with a surplus of American-portioned gourmet burgers, bacon-heavy sandwiches, breakfast burritos and Fr…
Top Choice Colombian in San Gil

El Maná

This popular, word-of-mouth favorite is the best Colombian restaurant in town. You can taste the extra love in their fantastic set meals – seven or so to choose from daily – they feature traditional dishes like chic…
Park in San Gil

Parque El Gallineral

San Gil's showpiece is the mystical Parque El Gallineral, a 4-hectare park set on a triangle-shaped island between two arms of the Quebrada Curití and Río Fonce. Nearly all of the 1876 trees are covered with long si…
Steak in San Gil

Sam's Gastro Pub & Steakhouse

Attached to a second hostel from Sam of Sam's VIP fame, this traveler favorite dishes out pork ribs and burgers but it's all about the excellent filet mignon, served in his (400g) and her (250g) sizes and doused wit…
Market in San Gil

Plaza de Mercado

For a true locals' experience, head to this bustling covered market where you can grab plenty of comida corriente, tamales and fresh-squeezed juices. Don't miss the stuffed arepas that a few kiosks do in the middle …
Club in San Gil

Discoteca El Trapiche

One of several discos located on the outskirts of San Gil, El Trapiche is a proper nightclub with smoke, lasers and a kicking sound system and wacky DJ churning out salsa and reggaeton. It's located 2km southeast of…
Colombian in San Gil

La Casa del Balcón

This cute little Colombian spot with a balcony overlooking the plaza is very pleasant for a tasty and cheap breakfast – arepas, eggs a few ways, espresso, cappuccino – or late afternoon beers with views.
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Museo de Arqueología y Antropológico Guane de San Gil

The new Museo de Arqueología y Antropológico Guane de San Gil is a small museum, housed in the Casa de Cultura and explores the history and culture of the indigenous Guane peoples of Santander.
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Carnes y Carnes

Carnivores unite at this posh restaurant that specializes in meat, meat and more meat including beef, chicken, pork and seafood. There is no sign identifying this south bank bistro, so just follow your nose.
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Restaurante Vegetariano Saludable Delicia

Vegetarians and vegans will appreciate that Saludable Delicia lives up to its name, providing all-natural healthy, delicious set meals and à la carte dishes like veggie meats, sandwiches, salads and more.