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Medellin to Canasgordas Bus
The route from Medellin to Cañasgordas is at a distance of 71 mi (114 km), which take about 3 hours of travel through the carretera 62. Rapido Ochoa and Brasilia are companies of inter-city buses that cover this route, proposing several services, schedules and rates, for the customer's choice. In Cañasgordas a tropical climate waits for you, with an average annual temperature of 70 °F (21 °C), a warm weather with abundant rains, what has favoured a huge wealth of forests and plants. The driest months are January and February, but also those have precipitations. So if you travel to Cañasgordas, be prepared for rains.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
The Colombian municipality of Cañasgordas is located in the Antioquia department and long time ago it was settled by the catio Indians who were dedicated to fishing and hunting; in 1782 it was recognized as a parish due to the growth that the city had achieved and 41 years later Cañasgordas was declared municipality. The name of the city comes from the large American bamboo crops that the Spanish saw, who said there were very fat canes (cañas gordas in Spanish). Among the main tourist attractions to admire you have the Iglesia Santuario del Santo Cristo, of Romanesque style and with huge cupolas, where the Saint Christ is guarded and he has several miracles attributed, the Juan Pablo II Park, the chapel of La Sagrada Familia with busts of Bolivar and Santander, the ecologic trail Cacique Imantago that allows to see a great diversity of flora and fauna of the region, among others. In the morning you can have your breakfast with the classical calentao antioqueño or if you wish something light tamales or empanadas are tasty too; for lunch you can eat sancocho de gallina (typical soup of Colombia), or frijoles con pezuña, which include fat and for dessert you can have arequipe paisa con brevas o piononos. Some of the most popular festivals are the Fiestas del Santo Cristo in September, every 2 years the Fiesta del Folclore (which makes allusion to traditional music) y del Deporte as well as the Olimpiadas Campesinas y Comunales. Cañasgordas has a religious environment surrounded by interesting natural areas to get to know and take pleasure, come and visit the city soon!