Pereira to Cucuta Bus
Pereira is away from Cucuta 466 mi (750 km) and the route takes about 14 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route are Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, which provide low-cost bus tickets, with various schedules and prices available for the traveller. The companies also have a fleet of buses with diverse services which make more comfortable the travel on the highway. Cucuta has connections to various important cities all over the country and besides that it's a historic place, since there was written and promulgated the first Constitution of Colombia. The climate in Cucuta is temperate and warm, with an average temperature of 79 °F (26 °C). The rains are moderate, reason why you should bring the adequate clothes to get the best out of your stay.
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Capital of the Risaralda Department, was founded in 1863, and its situated at an average 1550 m a.s.l. although some areas are at 1200 m a.s.l.It is one of the most populared cities in the "coffee belt". During the precolumbian times the area was inhabited by the cultures Quimbaya and Pijao, which were known for their craftmanship. It was first known as "Old Carago", but it adopted the name "Pereira" over time, in memory of Doctor Francisco Pereira Martínez, one of the heroes of the Columbian Independency Campaign who took refuge on the area.During the 1950's, during the Colombian Internal Conflict, the city received a lot of refugeed from different part of the countries, which is the reason of the diversity one can witness in the city. Pereira became known as "The loving, the never-sleeping and brown" because it receives and nurtures everyone who visits the city. It's the touristic hub for the coffee belt and also famous for its nightlife, the "Pearl of the Otún", in honor to the river that crosses the city. It's a municipality with great cultural development and social integration, and also, due to its location, Pereira is a gathering point for commerce between the most important colombian cities like Medellín, cali, Bogotá, Manizales and Armenia.
San José of Cucuta is a colombian municipality, capital of Norte de Santander's department. It's located in the northeast of the country, in the homonymous valley, on the eastern mountain range of the Andes and in front of the border with Venezuela. It's the political, economic, administrative, industrial, cultural and turistic center of the department. The city was named in honor of José de Nazaret and because the name of the cacique who ruled the region before the conquest was Barí Cúcuta.Cucuta is remembered as a military city because in 1821, Simón Bolívar, Francisco de Paula Santander and others heroes of independence, met in the current Villa del Rosario to decree the first constitution that officially declared the independence of Colombia. Santander's park is the central square of Cucuta, where occurred several historic events and public shows. It's located in front of the mayoralty and in front of the San Jose cathedral. In the center of the park there's a bronze bust of the general Santander, created in 1890. Currently, Cucuta is a prosperous city and is very important for the economic sector because limits with Venezuela. Also, stands out for its modern road infrastructure.