Caves

Cueva de la Vaca

Cueva de la Vaca (Cow Cave). Credits: Jorge Ortiz

Cueva de la Vaca (Cow Cave). Credits: Jorge Ortiz

The Cueva de la Vaca (Cow Cave) is located in the municipality of Curití, about 30 minutes from San Gil in the way to Bucaramanga. This is one of the most famous caves in Santander due to the fact that it is the most extreme and the one you cannot miss if you are going to spend your holidays in the region.

To penetrate this cave you’ll have to make a drop of 4 meters through a cable. Once inside this wet cave, you will find different scenarios such as mud slides and limestone formations, and will appreciate nocturnal animals like bats among others.

The tour takes about two hours of pure fun.

Cueva del Indio

The Cueva del Indio (Indian Cave) is located in the municipality of Páramo about 15 minutes drive from San Gil in the road to Charalá. It is a wet cave that counts the biggest number of visits in the department.

The tour begins with a descent through a cable which will take you to the mouth of the cave. Once in it, you’ll find surrounded by mud and water, you have to crawl and swim few times to move forward. You will also see rock formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, as well as some fossils and nocturnal animals. At the end of the journey and as a last hurdle, you must jump over four meters and swim more than 20 meters. This jump is one of the main attractions of the cave and we assure you at the end of this journey will feel the star of your own adventure of Indiana Jones.

The tour lasts approximately two hours that you will always remember.

Cueva del Yeso

The Cueva del Yeso (Plaster Cave) ranked as the most beautiful of Santander. It is is a dry cave known for the magnificence of its rock formations and located in Vereda Las Vueltas at the town of Curití, one hour of the municipality of San Gil.

To reach the cave, you’ll pass through a road surrounded by crops of tobacco and pastures for livestock. When you reach the cave, you’ll need to descend through a rock. Along the Cave you will appreciate salons and galleries. Finally, you must climb a rock wall called the Chimenea (mantelpiece).

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours to recreate the body, mind and spirit.

Cueva Antigua

Located just 10 minutes from San Gil via Barichara, the Cueva Antigua (Old Cave) is one of the most popular in the region and apparently was used as a refuge by members of the Guane tribe.

Before reaching the cave, you’ll hike through the countryside and will pass some streams. Once there, you can explore the bats, mud and rain rooms, descent 15 or 40 meters in dry or wet rock and jump over 6 to 8 meters.

In the approximately two-hour tour, you will receive lectures on geological formations and many doses of challenge and entertainment.

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