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About Honda

Honda is a colombian city located north of the Department of Tolima. It was founded the 4th of March of 1643, and was named city after the independence of Colombia the 15th of June of 1830. It is located right next to the Magdalena, Guarinó, Quebrada Seca and Guali rivers, and was one of the first river port, which led to an important urban and economic growth.Honda is known as “The City of Bridges” due to the high number of bridges that cross the rivers in the city. Nowadays it is a city dedicated to fishing and farming, and its architectonic historical heritage in a good state of conservation is an attraction to national and international tourists.

Travel tips for Honda

Honda has an extremly high temperature, so we recommend you bring light clothing and seek out lodgings with air conditioning.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.

Honda weather

Best time to visit Honda

If you don't have high tolerance to heat, we recommend you visit Honda during the winter, as it will still be warm but you will find it more pleasant.

Climate in Honda

Climate in Honda is tropical and warm, with an average annual temperature of 91.4?, which can go even higher during the summer. It also rains heavily during most of the year, so we advise you to bring an umbrella or a waterproof vest.

Things to do in Honda

Nightlife in Honda

Las Tecas

Location: #20a- a 20a-92, Cl. 8 #20a22
Horario: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Rated as one of the best bars in Honda, it is the perfect place to have some drinks and relax enjoying great music.

Where to eat in Honda

Restaurante el Atrio

Location: Cra. 11 #9-132
Horario: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Ample restaurant that has a varied menu and very good meats.

Chillout Bar-Restaurante

Location: Cra. 19A
Horario: 6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: Unknown
Local de dos pisos con excellentes platos y una barra con buenos cocktails.

The tourist places to see in Honda are

Honda Historical Centre

Location: Around the crossing of Carrera 11 with Calle 10
Hours: All day long
Price: Free entrance
The historical centre is full of beautiful colonial architecture, with fine details in the houses of the area.

Market Plaza

Location: Crossing of Calle 11 with Carrera 11
Hours: All day long
Price: Free entrance
Historical plaza that nowadays serves as a marketplace for the locals.

Navarro Bridge

Location: Over the Magdalena River
Hours: All day long
Price: Free entrance
Impresionante obra arquitectónica ubicada en el río Magdalena que brinda una impresionante vista, sobre todo del atardecer reflejado en el agua.

The things to do in Honda

Magdalena River Museum

Location: # a 1-36, Cl 10 #12
Horario: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Small museum that explains the history of the region and life near the Magdalena River. It has an excellent service and it has become one of the must see attractions of Honda.

House Museum Alfonso López Pumarejo

Location: a 10-65, Cl. 11 #10-1
Horario: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Former residence of the ex-president Alfonso López Pumarejo, an hondean which played an important role in Colombian politics. Nowadays it is a museum with information about his life.

Typical dishes in Honda

La Lechona

Delicius dish made of roasted pork and peas accompanied with arepas and a local natilla called ilsulso.

Tamal Tolimense

Made of corn, rice and peas, accompanied by arepas or chocolate.

How to reach Honda

Honda by train

There is no passenget train service currently operating in Honda.

Honda by flight

Honda doesn't have an airport. The closest one is located in Mariquita, just 11 miles away from the city.

Honda by bus

Honda has a bus terminal and is well connected with the rest of cities and towns in the Department of Tolima. The most frequent trips are from Mariquita due to the airport, and from Bucaramanga, capital of the neighboring department of Santander.

Accomodations in Honda

    Hostal Amelíe

    Location: Right next to the Honda Terminal Metros del Terminal de Honda Tolima, 732040
    Price: Starting at 40 000 COP
    Hostal Amelíe has a bar, a terrace and a grill that guests can enjoy. It also offers private parking and has 24 hours reception.

Important dates in Honda

De La Subienda Carnival(First two weeks of February)Carnival that celebrates the season with the most bountiful fish harvest in the region. Several cultural activities are hosted and parades are held through the city.
Reinado Nacional Del Río Magdalena(October)Beauty pageant that crowns a Queen of the Magdalena River. Several cultural celebrations and activities are held besides the pageant across the city.

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