Weather: Temperatures in Santander are between 80°F and 85°F and the temperature can drop to around 70°F
Altitude: Santander´s altitude is around 959m. Expect warm weather!
Rainy Season: A lot of rain falls (rainy season) in the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. On average, the warmest month is January with 32°C (89°F); and the coldest month is October with 23°C (73°F), which is also the wettest month.
WHAT TO WEAR? The average temperature in Santander is between 70°F and 80°F, therefore don´t forget to pack shorts, sandals and comfortable shoes preferably water shoes. Choose clothing that fits loosely, which is more comfortable and will keep you cooler in the warm weather. Pick clothes in light colours for additional cooling capabilities. Remember to pack a waterproof jacket just in case! Don´t forget to pack sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin from the sun. Water shoes are important since you will be embarking in activities where you will most likely get wet. Make sure to pack your camera and/or binoculars!
WHERE TO SHOP? Walking through Barichara you will find small cosy shops with handmade traditional crafts from the region. Make sure to pass by El Parque Principal and Calle Real which is where most of these small local spots are located. Although if you get to go to Bucaramanga, you will find a wide variety of more commercial options. Bucaramanga is the capital of Santander and you will find anything you will need.
More of Santander Barichara
Santander is a department in the northeast part of Colombia, known as «the land of adventure». It offers a variety of adventure activities and excursions. It’s also a department full of history, and beautiful natural landscapes. It’s well known for having the most beautiful city of Colombia: Barichara, a quaint town with many experiences.
Experiences in Santander might include walks and hikes, small charming towns, adventure sports, gastronomic culture,
INSIDER TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Santander has incredible food scene. Be ready and open-minded to embark on a gastronomic adventure. Some of the traditional foods you must try are: mute, carne oreada, cabrito, pepitoria, arepas santandereanas and last but not least, BIG BUTT ANTS! These last ones are considered one of Colombia’s most exotic foods and are a traditional food from the region.
- History and museums in Bucaramanga, the capital.
- Nature walks in Barichara, Guane
- Local handcrafts activities in Barichara
- Adventure sports in San Gil
- Family activities in Chicamocha canyon.
- Rock-climbing in Mesa de Los Santos
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