Valledupar is the capital of the department Cesar. It`s located in the mountains of the “Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta”, along the Guatapurí river. It`s known internationally as the Capital of the Vallenato. People born in this area are know as Vallenatos; “born in the valley”.
There are several activities you can do in Valledupar such his relationship with the indigenous people (Arhuacos, Koguis, Wiwas, Kankuamos), view the interesting traditions, culture and their secluded town of Nabusimake. Enjoy traditional and Spanish colonial architecture; swim and dive in the cool, clean Guatapurí and Badillo rivers; bird watch and hike in the verdant Los Besotes ecopark. For indigenous crafts visit the nearby historic village of La Mina and much more...
Valledupar is considered as one of the “greenest” cities in the country, sometimes called the “forest city”. You will find trees in front and backyards of most houses, almost as an obligation. Also important is the presence of fruital trees in public areas such as parks, sidewalks and boulevards. The most common fruital trees are mango, cañahuate, robles, mamones, cardamomos and cauchos.
Altitude: 169 mts - Temperatura promedio: 30° C