Most amenities can be found within a few blocks of Parque Caldas, Popayán’s main plaza. Here you will find banks and ATMs, along with the tourist police office. There’s a post office at Calle 4 no. 5–74.

While not known as an outdoor destination per se, Popayán makes a good base for exploring the nature of southern Colombia. Popayán Tours ( can arrange hot spring and cycling trips in Coconuco, climbs of the still active Puracé Volcano, and visits to the indigenous market in Silvia.

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