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Due to VisitSugamuxi's direct link to environmental protection (VisitSugamuxi is an initiative of environmental NGO Fundación Montecito), we mainly highlight regional naturalistic attractions.
The reason is simple:
To raise awareness and inspire action for environmental protection, we have to provide the experience for visitors to explore the region, the locals, and the culture for themselves. Through this self discovery, a better understanding can be nurtured concerning the interchange among humanity. In the end, we all benefit from this exchange and the world is left as a more loving, accepting, and peaceful gift for generations ahead.
Sugamuxi is 2,552 km2 which is almost the size of Luxembourg and takes up 0.2% of Colombia's whole area. We are a region unique in our nature, towns, markets, and people! Being in the tropical Andes and within the hills that border the massive Eastern plains of Colombia, nature surrounds us.
We are descendants of the Muisca culture, adorers of the sun and water. Our traditions are quite particular and the rural people in small towns have especially unique ways of dressing, talking, and socializing. We share a keen connection to the mountains, the water, and all of our sacred Earth.
In Sugamuxi, you will experience the biggest and highest lake in Colombia (Lake Tota), the primary páramo areas of Boyacá and all of Colombia, thermal hot spring pools in Iza and Cuítiva, multiple (easily more than 70) mountain biking treks and a similar amount of trail paths; fairs and festivals all year round among our 13 towns, plenty of unique tejo "courts" for you to play our ancient "air bowling" game, an exceptional vineyard producing wine at 2,550 m high in altitude, artisans of wool, balls, coal, wood and more; a glimpse to the Muisca legacy in our Sun Temple Museum, various markets, the chance to enjoy the characters within our towns, and so much more.
We welcome you to Sugamuxi and offer you the heart of our culture, naturalism, and heritage. We hope you can explore all that it has to offer with relaxation and enjoyment. We've also compiled a helpful guide on where to stay during your trip.
Thank you for your visit!
We call for a responsible and sustainable tourism of nature, which is a must for environmental protection and improvement. If you experience something important to share or comment regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.