The municipality of Florencia is the capital of the Caqueta department and it's called the Gold Door of the Colombian Amazonia, for being the link between the Andean region and the Amazonian territory. The city looks for its position as the ecotourist capital of the country, reason why locals promote events to encourage the eco-friendly care and the city is a space where nature live together with colonial buildings and other contemporaneous in perfect harmony. The most representatives tourist sites include waterfalls as La Novia or Nuevo Jerusalen, Los Guacharos cave or the Moniya Amena trail and historic buildings as the Curiplaya building, the Banco de la Republica building or the Plaza del Mercado La Concordia. Some of the gastronomic delights of Florencia are dishes as sancocho de gallina, casabe (similar to the arepa but, with yuca) and pescado moquiado, prepared under the ground and wrapped in banana leafs. The most important dates in Florencia are the Festival Nacional de Musica Andina y Campesina y El Colono de Oro, that begining December the musicians compete in categories as instrumental, vocal, unpublished composition and farmer music; the Festival y Reinado Nacional de la Ecologia in November, where there is a beauty competition that stands out the importance in ecology topics. Ending October, the Encuentro Internacional de la Cultura Amazonica, where there are performances of folkloric traditions, gastronomy and costumes among others. Florencia has a proposal quite varied if you look for relax or amusement, since the city has ecologic routes and extreme sports, so take a risk, pack what you need and start to discover all that Florencia has for you.
Travel tips for Florencia
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 the jungle- 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.