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Florencia, Colombia - Enjoy Nature In An Intense Tropical Rain-Forest Climate

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Colombia travel blog by Mark Berman - January 2021   » View Photoset (30 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for over 12yrs!
With a tropical rain-forest climate with intense heat - Florencia is a place people come to enjoy nature. The surrounding rivers, waterfalls and jungle enable tourist attractions for nature lovers in the corridor that connects the Andean region with the Amazon. Florencia is located 5hrs by road south of Neiva and 3hrs 30mins east of San Agustin (a popular tourist town in Colombia for archaeology).

Sights In The City

Florencia city itself, there are a few things to see such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Caqueta Museum, the main square - Parque General Santander and the palm trees of Parque San Francisco in front of the cathedral.

Orteguaza River Cruise

15kms from Florencia in the hamlet of Puerto Arango you can board the Marco Polo ferry for a 2hr tour of the Orteguaza River. Enjoy bird-watching, the jungle views and have lunch at a river beach.

Cueva de los Guacharos National Park

58kms south of Florencia in San Jose del Fragua is the Cueva de los Guacharos National Park created in 1960. See waterfalls, caves and the guacharo, a bird discovered in 1799 by the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. It is also possible to camp here.

El Encanto Petroglyphs

1km from central Florencia are the El Encanto Petroglyphs. A rock 1m high and 16m wide. The pre-Columbian indigenous people drew symbols and figures of humans and animals upon it. The petroglyphs were covered by the Hacha River until 1962. The area is surrounded by native vegetation and the river.

     

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My Hostel & Hotel Reviews for Florencia, Colombia:

Hotel Caribe, Florencia, Colombia - Large Photo
Hotel Caribe, Florencia, Colombia (January 2021 - 2 nights) - Florencia is a hot hot city with many hotels but most of the hotels don't have aircon. I found 2 that did but they were both internal rooms which I don't like. So I took a room at Hotel Caribe without aircon but with a window out to the street. For only around $9USD I had a private room with bathroom, tv, wifi etc. The staff are friendly and helpful and it is located close to the plaza, a block or so. Of course the room was too hot for me with just a fan but that's the way it is in Florencia.

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Florencia, Colombia - Enjoy Nature In An Intense Tropical Rain-Forest Climate. With a tropical rain-forest climate with intense heat - Florencia is a place people come to enjoy nature. The surrounding rivers, waterfalls and jungle enable tourist attractions for nature lovers in the corridor that connects the Andean region with the Amazon.