Parque Ecólogico Juan Curi ★
About 40 minutes from San Gil on the road to Charalá is this small eco-park, home to the stunning 180m-high Juan Curi waterfall, which has a natural pool at its base. Tour operators in town can set up rappelling off the rock face beside it. There is a small restaurant within the park.
22km from San Gil on the road to Charalá. www.lascascadasdejuancuri.com. tel. 311/489-3272. Admission COP$4,000.
Parque Nacional Chicamocha ★★
Open since 2006, this one-of-a-kind national park on the edge of the canyon of the Río Chicamocha is home to countless attractions. Some of them are spectacular; some of them are unnecessary. First, the spectacular: The mirador and its dramatic view of the canyon below are only topped by the 6.3km teleférico (cable car) that runs to the base of the canyon and up to the top of the opposing rim. You can also go paragliding here over the canyon (COP$180,000 per 20–30 min.), though you’ll find better prices from agencies in San Gil. Much of the rest of the park attractions can be skipped: the waterpark, ostrich farm, 4D theater, and dune-buggy rides. There are several restaurants on site.
Km54 Via Bucaramanga–San Gil. www.parquenacionaldelchicamocha.com. COP$17,000 adult, COP$11,000 child. Wed–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat–Sun 9am–6pm.
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