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Colombiafrank‘s Caucasia Colombia Travel Guide

Sunset in Caucasia municipality

Updated on 03/15/2024

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Why visit Caucasia?

Visitors to Caucasia can enjoy activities surrounded by nature. 

The city has several sights, such as the Las Ceibas Park or the Lagoon Colombia, and is also surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, such as the Cauca River and nearby nature reserves.

In my opinion, Caucasia is an ideal destination for travelers who want to experience the traditional Paisa culture of Colombia with a touch of coastal culture.

The unique blend of traditional and modern industries combined with the stunning natural beauty makes the city an ideal place to explore.

History of Caucasia

Caucasia is a municipality in the northern region of the department of Antioquia, in the Bajo Cauca subregion. The estimated population is 95,000 inhabitants. Caucasia is 150 meters above sea level and has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 27°C.

The rainy season is between May and November, and the dry season is between December and April.

Caucasia was founded in 1886. Although not a capital, it is the center of commerce in the Bajo Cauca and the most densely populated city in the region. Located on the banks of the Cauca River and on the La Paz and Occidente trunk roads, it is an important junction between the Atlantic Coast and Antioquia.

The economy of the municipality is supported by several industries, including mining, timber, fishing, agriculture and services. Caucasia is the largest rancher in the subregion and is considered the trading center of Bajo Cauca, providing food and supplies to other communities in the region.

Tourist attractions in Caucasia

Below are some of the top attractions in Caucasia.

Park of Flags

In the Park of Flags you can find flags of the five nations liberated by Simón Bolívar: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as well as the flags of Cáceres, El Bagre, Zaragoza, Valdivia, Nechí, Caucasia, Antioquia and the Flag of Peace.

Green areas, palm trees and small trees surround the park. There is a monument to Simón Bolívar on one side. In front of this area stands the Church of the Sagrada Familia.

The Church of the Sagrada Familia

This is the most important religious temple in Caucasia, located in the center of the city. It was built in a contemporary style and inaugurated as a church in 1997. 

Because of its size and importance, it is often referred to as the Cathedral of Caucasia.

Las Ceibas Park

It is a beautiful green area in the center of the municipality. Its name comes from the ceibas that grow in it, surrounded by small brick walls. These can be used by visitors as seating. 

The park is a popular tourist attraction that offers a variety of recreational and entertainment options such as;  a basketball court, a soccer field, a children’s playground and outdoor fitness equipment.

The Lagoon Colombia

Lagoon Colombia is a nature reserve located about 1.24 milles from the municipal capital, in Vereda Marsella. She is one of the community’s resources and plays an important role in controlling the flooding of the Cauca River, especially during the intense winter season.

The lagoon is surrounded by various species of trees such as ceiba and mahogany, which provide habitat for various bird species such as the chestnut toucan and the spectacled parrot. Other animals that can be seen in this area are icoteas, iguanas, ducks, pisingos and herons.

Carlos Lleras Restrepo Bridge

Also known as the Puente Variant, the bridge is a notable structure in Caucasia. The bridge crosses the Cauca River and connects the municipalities of Zaragoza and El Bagre. The bridge is 1,064 meters (3,490 ft) long and 12 meters (50 ft) wide and rises about 50 meters (164 ft)  in height.

It offers panoramic views of the majestic Cauca River and surrounding lands, as well as beautiful sunsets.

The Jorge Ignacio Hernandez Hydrobotanical Garden

The garden covers an area of about 7 hectares and features a great diversity of ecosystems, making it an ideal place to learn botany and observe the flora and fauna that make it up.

Visitors to the garden can take part in a variety of activities such as B. Guided tours, nature walks and bird watching.

One of the highlights of the garden is the impressive collection of native plants, such as orchids, bromeliads and ferns. There is also a large collection of aquatic plants that can be seen in the garden’s ponds and waterways.

Best time to visit Caucasia

The best time to visit a destination largely depends on the weather conditions and the activities available at that time of year.

The ideal time to visit Caucasia is during the dry season, which runs from December to March. This time of year has comfortable temperatures, clear skies, and little rain, making it a great time for outdoor activities like hiking, bird watching, and exploring natural attractions like the Lagoon of Colombia.

Events in Caucasia

The most important festivals in Caucasia are as follows:

  • Fiestas de Corralejas, December – January
  • Fiestas del Bocachico, February
  • Festival of Folk Bands, June
  • ExpoCaucasia, late June, early July
  • Fiestas del Pilon, July
  • Virgen del Carmen, July 16
  • National Vallenato Festival, November
  • Cultural weeks, October and November
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th
  • Agricultural and livestock fair, December

Typical food and dishes in Caucasia

One of the most popular traditional dishes in Caucasia is the “Bandeja Paisa” which consists of rice, beans, plantains, chicharrón, chorizo, avocado and a fried egg.

Other typical dishes of this community are carne asada (grilled meat) and chuzo de cocodrilo (roast crocodile) at Los Caimanes Zoo.

Accommodation in Caucasia

Here are some accommodation options in Caucasia:

Casa Campo Emaus

Via a la costa, Campo Alegre, Recintos de la Frutera


Located in Caucasia, Casa Campo Emaus provides pool views, accommodation, a fitness center, a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. Free WiFi and free private parking are available on-site.

Hotel Caucasia

Calle 24 # 04-29


Hotel Caucasia is located in Caucasia and offers a garden, a shared lounge, a restaurant and a bar. It offers free shuttle service, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

How to get to Caucasia?

There are several ways to reach Caucasia from larger cities like Bogotá. One of the most convenient ways to reach Caucasia is by flying to one of the nearby airports, followed by ground transportation.

By plane

The nearest airport to Caucasia is Medellín’s José María Córdova International Airport. This airport is served by domestic and international flights from the main cities of Colombia and other countries. From the airport, visitors can travel to Caucasia by taxi, shuttle bus, or rental car.

Another option is a connecting flight to Los Garzones Airport in Monteria, which is about 170 km (105 miles) from Caucasia. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi or rent a car to get to Caucasia.

By car

If you prefer to travel by land, there are several bus companies that offer daily connections to Caucasia from major cities such as Bogotá and Medellín. Driving from Bogotá to Caucasia takes about 14 hours while driving from Medellín takes about 7 hours.

How to get around Caucasia?

One of the most common options is by taxi, which can be found all over the city. Another possibility is the use of motorbikes, the so-called “mototaxis”. Motorbike taxis are the cheapest way to get around the city.

If you prefer to explore the city on your own, you should rent a bike. There are several bike rentals in the city center that offer cheap rates.

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About Author



Hello! I'm Frank Spitzer, the founder and the heart behind Pelecanus, a specialized tour operator for Colombia travel. My journey in travel is vast and rich – I've explored over 60 countries, absorbing cultures, experiences, and stories along the way. Since 2017, I've been channeling this wealth of global experience into creating unforgettable travel experiences in Colombia. I'm recognized as a leading authority in Colombian tourism, with a deep-seated passion for sharing this beautiful country with the world. You can catch glimpses of my travel adventures and insights around Colombia on my YouTube channel. I'm also active on social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, where I share the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Colombia. For professional networking, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Join me on this incredible journey, and let's explore the wonders of Colombia together!

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