Post by jafo19d on Oct 23, 2017 14:48:54 GMT -5
Went to Barichara for the first time and absolutely loved it.
Went by car from Bogota and the way there we went thru Chiquinquira and on the way back thru Tunja (about 5.5 hours each way). The Chiquinquira route was prettier but many times got stuck behind a coal truck.
In Barichara we stayed at the superior suite in the Attioche Hotel $830,000 for three nights. This was on the corner and we had an L shaped balcony with 2 hammocks. Part of the balcony was private so that's where we hung out when there. The staff there is incredibly nice and helpful although the lady that checked us in told me that she could take me to the parking garage a block and a half away or that I could leave it on the street. Sorry but I ain't leaving a beamer or even a Renault 4 overnight in a public street although Barichara felt incredibly safe and we didn't see any ass clowns.
Twice we had dinner at Don Juan which is half a block from the main plaza. Good seafood and nice staff but the bartender doesn't know how to mix drinks.
While there take a mototaxi your that should run between 25k and 35k. I think it's about an hour long and takes you to the chapels/churches, cemetery, Salto del Mico (incredible sites), a place where they make paper (we skipped that site) and a place to buy Colombian egg nog (I advise buying that stuff elsewhere).
We also went paragliding at Chicamocha national park for $180k each (highly recommended).
Found Barichara to be much nicer than Villa de Leyva, will definitely return.