The hardest part of San Agustín is getting there. The road from Popayán, while dramatically crossing the páramo of Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, is rough and slow, taking about 5 hours. Other options are to come from Tierradentro (5 hr.) or Nieva (4 hr.), though roads can be just as bad to those cities. Bus companies in San Agustín congregate around Calle 3 and Carrera 11 near the market. Several have direct buses to Bogotá (11 hr.) in the early morning or evening.
San Agustín’s small plaza is officially the center of town, and the narrow grid of streets runs from the southeast to the northwest. A tourist information office is in the Casa de Cultura, at Calle 11 and Carrera 8, while several ATMs can be found in town, though they are often out of cash.
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