Bucaramanga to Barrancabermeja Bus
Bucaramanga is away from Barrancabermeja 72 mi (116 km), which take about 3 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies Cotaxi, Cootransmagdalena and Lusitania provides low-cost bus tickets for this route, in a variety of schedules for the traveller's comfort. Barrancabermeja stands out for its oil production, since the refinery of the city produces a great part of the necessary Colombian production, and besides that there is a museum where you can learn about this industry. The weather in Barrancabermeja is tropical and presents rains throughout the year, that descend in December, January and February. The average temperature of the environment is 82.4 °F (28 °C), so it's recommended to pack light and at ease clothes and have always an umbrella by hand.
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Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that century it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks".
Barrancabermeja is a city located at the shores of the Magdalena River. It was discovered by the expedition of spaniard conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada the 12th of October of 1536, who found a small farm town called La Tora inhabited by Yariguíes. The site was in turn named Barrancas Bermejas, which in turn derived into the city’s current name.At the beginning of the XXth century the city grew exponentially due to the discovery and the exploitation of petroleum, which became an integral part of the economy of the city. In Barrancabermeja you will be able to find several touristic attractions linked to this industry, as well as natural vistas at the shore of the Magdalena River.