18 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
San Gil is the place to be in Colombia if you are an adventure seeker and especially love extreme sports. Here you can spend your days doing things such as whitewater rafting, rappelling, torrentismo (rappelling down a waterfall), horse riding, paragliding, caving, mountain biking, and so much more. The city is really pretty too, and it has a great relaxed vibe.
San Gil is known as the adventure capital of Colombia and I almost skipped it for that reason. Besides all the adventure stuff (rafting, paragliding, caving, hiking) it is a really cool town to spend a few days in. I went paragliding and it was a awesome experience (and it only cost about $30).
Absolutely lovely little town in Colombia. Very friendly people and loads of opportunities to be active around. You can do parasailing, rafting, hiking, caving, cycling in the mountains or just enjoy the hospitality of the locals. I stayed much longer than I intended to do. Check out Sam's VIP Hostel, great spot. Make sure you visit a Basketball game as the local team is big in the countries business and crowds are very supportive. Good thing to do. We also played Tejo at a local club. It's a colombian traditional game and also good fun to try. Make sure to take the local bus up to Barichara, a nice little traditional village. I walked from there down an old postal trail to an even smaller village, nice walk and beautiful views. Great experience !
Hands the best place I have been in Colombia (so far). There is a lot to do in San Gil, for the adventurist type to the person who just wants to relax. The town is very laid back and vey safe with it's stone streets and colonial buildings the town is just safe to walk at night. This place is dubbed as the adventure Capitol of Colombia as there is white rapid rafting, paragliding, paintballing, caving (which is fun), trekking, or just plain out relaxing. This town is a must to visit. Edit: I wrote this review last year hoping to get more attention to San Gil. It was a bit of a sleepy town at first. This year I returned to found that the place has grown, not in size, but in backpacker presence. There it is a very backpacker friendly town. It is amazing how fast the popularity of the place has become.