Mocoa is a Colombian municipality, capital of Putumayo and its economy is based mainly in commercial activities and agriculture. The growth of the city has been bigger the last years, thanks to the construction of the highway Bogota-Pitalito-Mocoa; besides, due to the visitors from different regions, there is also more cultural diversity. Among the main tourist attractions to visit, the Parque Principal General Santander offers panoramic views of the city with the background of Amazonia, splendid landscapes!; close to the Vides river there is a little Parque Ecologico (ecologic park) with old remains, which shows the Acurawa culture or you can go to Yunguillo, where you can get along with the colonial past and the settlers of the indigenous Inga culture. The gastronomy of Putumayo includes varied dishes as cachama ahumada a la lenña, the delightful envueltos de choclo y yuca, boiled in hot water or boiled manioc with pork meat or smoked beef, depending on your choice. Regarding the festivals, the Carnaval Folclorico de Mocoa (beginning the year) and the Carnaval de Blancos y Negros, that is as well celebrated in Pasto. Mocoa is the entrance door to the diversity of Putumayo, you can't miss all that this interesting region has to admire.
Travel tips for Mocoa
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.