The journey on the highway from the municipality of Bucaramanga to El Banco goes across 174.6 mi (281 km), that take approximately 5 hours. Cotaxi, terrestrial transportation company, covers this route, providing bus tickets online at inexpensive rates and varied schedules. The city had various names throughout the history until being El Banco; Barbudo was one of the them due to the indians presence with beard on the place and also Sompachai, an Indian word meaning "with beard", among others. The most awesome story talks about a fisherman that one day of magnificent fishing the man forgot his bank (a seat) and to remember the place he used to remember that he lost there his bank. The weather of El Banco is tropical and rainy, with a dry season from December to March; the average temperature is 82.4 °F (28 °C), but in summer time it can reach 95 °F (35 °C). It's recommended to take light cotton clothes, sunscreen and an umbrella if you go on the rainy season.
Boarding Points in Bucaramanga
The major boarding points in Bucaramanga are mentioned below. These bus-boarding locations can be selected depending on the traveller’s convenience. Please note that these pick-up points vary from one bus operator to another. The boarding points in Bucaramanga are as follows:
Dropping Points in El banco
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in El banco. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in El banco at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in El banco are:
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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".