Colombian municipality of the department of Cesar, located in the northwestern region of the department. To the north it borders with the municipality of El Copey, to the east with the jurisdiction of the city of Valledupar, to the south with the municipality of El Paso, and to the west with the department of Magdalena (separated by the river Ariguani). Its name was inspired by the leafy trees it owns, which make it the "city of the woods". Also, its name was in honor of Don Bosco, an Italian saint and educator founder of the Salesians, who arrived in Colombia in 1891. In 1958 the municipality was founded by the electromechanical engineer Enrique Aaron Hayen.Bosconia is a municipality of commercial importance in the Colombian Caribbean Region, it’s the agricultural and ranching center.
Travel tips for Bosconia
If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to rainforest areas- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.If you are traveling by car or by bus for the Three Kings Day, check if the access of the roads are available because they can decide to close them for security.
Best time to visit Bosconia
The best months to visit Bosconia are January and February because they celebrate the San Juan Bosco’s festivities. They organize cultural events such as corralejas, horseback riding and other very attractive shows.
Climate in Bosconia
The climate in Bosconia is Tropical. Summers are often more rainy than winters. The average annual temperature is 89.6°F (32° C) and the average annual rainfall is 1319 mm. The hottest month of the year is March, with an average temperature of 83.66°F (28.7° C), and the coldest month of the year is October, with an average temperature of 80.6°F (27 ° C).
Things to do in Bosconia
Nightlife in Bosconia
Location: a 5-113, Cra. 8 #51, Bosconia Hours: unknown Price: unknown Disco that offers a good atmosphere with trendy music. It’s perfect to go with friends to have fun.
Where to eat in Bosconia
Location: 80, Bosconia Hours: unknown Price: unknown Cheap restaurant with a good atmosphere that has among its specialties a delicious roasted chicken.
Restaurante El Santandereano
Location: 45, Bosconia Hours: unknown Price: unknown Cheap restaurant that offers delicious typical food of Santander.
The tourist places to see in Bosconia are
Vereda Puerto Lajas
Location: Rural area of Bosconia Hours: All day Price: Free entrance Its beaches, created by the passage of the Ariguani river, have a beautiful landscape. They are perfect for relaxing among friends or family.
Location: In front of the educational institution Eloy Quintero Araujo Hours: unknown Price: unknown Natural lung of Bosconia, it has a varied flora where the trees stand out.
The things to do in Bosconia
Casa Cultural Bosconia
Location: a 7-99, Cra. 9 #741, Bosconia Hours: 8:00am- 6:00pm Price: unknown This institution has a library, a historical archive, a museum, a plastic arts workshop, a dance hall, among other places for cultural activities.
Typical dishes in Bosconia
Chicharron con yuca
Typical dish prepared with fried pork and served with yucca.
How to reach Bosconia
Bosconia by train
There isn't a passenger train service that covers a route through Bosconia.
Bosconia by flight
The airport Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo (city of Valledupar) is the closest to Bosconia, located 96.2 km from it, at an hour and a half approximately. It operates domestic flights.
Bosconia by bus
Bosconia has a bus terminal that’s located in Cra. 9 # 12-2 to 12-124. The distance from Medellin to Bosconia is 420 miles (676 km), and the approximate journey time is 12 hours 28 minutes. The approximate ticket price is 114084 COP. The distance from Cartagena to Bosconia is 169 miles (272 km), and the approximate journey time is 5 hours 29 minutes. The approximate ticket price is 46504 COP. The distance from Bogota to Bosconia is 495 miles (796 km), and the approximate journey time is 14 hours. The approximate price of the ticket is 134239 COP.
Accomodations in Bosconia
Hotel Don Fer
Location: Cl. 18 #14-41, Bosconia Price: From 40 000 COP Hotel that offers clean and comfortable rooms with air conditioning, fan, private bathroom and free WiFi.
Hotel Bosconia Imperial
Location: Carrera 18 N° 21-36 via Barranquilla, Bosconia Price: From 75 000 COP Hotel that offers rooms with TV, air conditioning, free WiFi and mini bar service. It also offers laundry service (additional cost).
Location: Calle 18 #19-56, Bosconia Price: From 124 000 COP Hotel that offers comfortable rooms and that has a restaurant, 2 conference rooms, free WiFi, pools and jacuzzi. It’s one of the most important hotels in Bosconia.
Important dates in Bosconia
Festival de San Juan Bosco
From January 28th to Febrary 1st
Celebration to the patron saint of Bosconia. There are cultural events such as festivals, dances, art galleries, and religious activities such as mass and procession.