San Gil is known in all the country for his mountains, rivers and waterfalls. Also for the sport activities that are a big adventure. This township is in Santander region. One of the sports you can practice in this region of
Colombia is Rafting.
RAFTING ON THE FONCE RIVER
It is the best place in all Colombia to practice Rafting. Enjoy in a extreme afternoon with your family or friends in River Fonce and at the same time watch the nature. It counts with 1, 2 and 3 level what makes the experience very fun and different.
An activity that is starting to gain followers in Colombia. Descend through waterfalls to make sport and enjoy is definitely an activity you must practice if you visit this part of Colombia.
VISIT THE INDIAN CAVE
Ideal for the speleology lovers. A first part very interesting of walking, climbing and a bath you can take doing this tour. It is very recommended for families and friends searching for the integration in nature and enjoy a good and different time in San Gil.
One of the most attractive points for those who want to spend his vacation in San Gil because all of us would like to feel the sensation of flying with the wind in our face and see the world like birds even for a second. The view is no doubt a beautiful remember as you can see the most of the canyon of Chicamocha.
To enjoy the nature, it is an ideal place. Rivers that conforms beautiful wells that beautify the landscape, as the Pool, to spend a good time and a walk throught the ecological paths to show you that it was a good idea to know this place. Besides, you can taste typical food of Santander in the restaurant that has a very variety of dishes.
CHICAMOCHA NATIONAL PARK
This is an excelent plan for all travelers, here you can find many animals, mainly goats and ostriches. Also there is a cableway with a length of 6,3 kilometers that runs all the canyon of Chicamocha river.
All the travelers describes it as fascinating and incredible. This conformed mainly as a geographic accident in the Santander regiont. The temperature goes between 11 and 32 degress, the conditions of dryness are very hard and there is almost no vegetation, it seems like a desert.
Inside every town in Colombia, there is a favourite dish, in the case of San Gil, it is famous the hormigas culonas (bottom ants), they can only be caught once in a year when they go out the earth, then they burn them with salt. There is also another disth that is called Mute that is made grain based, the two dishes are delicious and you must taste before leaving.
SAN GIL MAIN SQUARE
Nothing better that makes a familiar plan in the Main Square of San Gil. In this place, you can take a beer, there are bars surrounding and children playing in the square.
SANTA CRUZ CATHEDRAL
The cathedral is located in the main park of the city, capital guanentina, with an colonial architecture. The most amazing thing of the place is the shrine and the big columns that surrounds the cathedral.