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About Puerto Asis

Colombian municipality located to the left side of the river Putumayo, in the department of Putumayo. It’s the municipality of greater population of the department. It borders Ecuador and the municipalities of Puerto Caicedo, Puerto Guzman, Orito and San Miguel. Puerto Assis was founded in 1912 by two religious Capuchin missionaries: Father Estanislao de les Corts and brother Ildefonso de Tulcan. The name was chosen in honor of the homeland of St. Francis of Assisi. In 1953, with the construction of the road, it became a commercial exchange center with Mocoa, Sibundoy Valley and Pasto. In 1967, the municipality was officially designated. Currently, its main economic activities are agriculture, livestock, fishing and trade.

Travel tips for Puerto Asis

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 going to travel by road, consider the weather because the rains could affect it. Also, if you are going to drive, choose to travel by day and by the main roads (following the recommendations of the locals).

Puerto Asis weather

Best time to visit Puerto Asis

The best month to visit Puerto Asis is January because the carnivals of Blacks and Whites are celebrated and also because the Regatta on the Putumayo River is held, a world-famous event where locals get into the river in tires.

Climate in Puerto Asis

The weather in Puerto Asis is tropical. The average temperature is 76.82°F (24.9° C). Throughout the year, the temperature varies by 35.06°F (1.7° C). The average precipitation in one year is 3850 mm. The month with the least precipitation is January and the month with the highest precipitation is May.

Things to do in Puerto Asis

Nightlife in Puerto Asis

Marimba Parrilla y Son

Location: Close to the junction of the 19th street and the 23rd road, Puerto Asís
Hours: unknown
Price: unknown
Bar that offers fast food and karaoke. Also, it offers micheladas, cocktails and shots.

Where to eat in Puerto Asis

Ovejo’s Fusion Food Bar

Location: 33rd road, 71600033 Puerto Asís
Hours: 5:00pm- 12:00am
Price: unknown
Restaurant specialized in Mexican food. It offers a cozy atmosphere and a very efficient attention.

Pizzarela Puerto Asís

Location: 33rd road #10-30 Rosa zone / Alvernia neighborhood, Puerto Asis
Hours: n/a
Price: n/a
Restaurant specialized in pizzas. It has delicious homemade sauces that enhance the flavor of its dishes.

The tourist places to see in Puerto Asis are

Putumayo River

Location: Banks of the river Putumayo
Hours: All day
Price: Free entrance
Main river of the municipality. In January the locals celebrate the Putumayo River Regatta, a world-famous event where locals get into the river in tires. This event is a tourist attraction and it has been proposed to register it in the Guiness Record.

The things to do in Puerto Asis

La Esmeralda dock

Location: On the banks of the river Putumayo
Hours: All day
Price: Free entrance
Dock of the locality that is very attractive because from it leave the boats with load towards Leguizamo and Leticia.

Typical dishes in Puerto Asis

Cocido Boyacence

Typical dish elaborated with pork ribs with chicken, beef and roast potatoes mixed with local herbs.


Typical dish elaborated with the viscera and blood of goat, onion, pepper, cumin, achiote, lard, eggs and breadcrumbs. It’s served with cooked and chopped potatoes.

How to reach Puerto Asis

Puerto Asis by train

Currently there isn't a train service operating in Puerto Asis.

Puerto Asis by flight

Puerto Asis has Tres de Mayo Airport. The commercial airlines Satena and Latam operate daily flights to certains cities of the country.

Puerto Asis by bus

There are buses that travel directly to Puerto Asis from different parts of the country. The distance from Bogota to Puerto Asis is 445.523 miles (717 km), and the approximate journey time is 15 hours 52 minutes. The approximate ticket price is 121026 COP. The distance from Medellin to Puerto Asis is 626.3422 miles (1008 km), and the approximate journey time is 21 hours 11 minutes. The approximate price of the ticket is 169895 COP. The distance from Cali to Puerto Asis is 308.2 miles (496 km), and the approximate journey time is 14 hours. The approximate ticket price is 84066 COP.

Accomodations in Puerto Asis

    Ayawaska Hostel

    Location: 20th road N° 31-44, Puerto Asis
    Price: From 25 000 COP
    Hostel with garden view, barbecue, bar and free private parking. Also, it offers free WiFi, lends bicycles and its reception is open 24 hours.

Important dates in Puerto Asis

Black and White carnivalsJanuary 3rd-7thTraditional carnivals celebrated since the 16th century. It commemorates the fusion of diverse cultures and expressions (of the Andes, the Amazon and Spain). The carnival comprises four stages: the Carnavalito, the arrival of the Castañeda family, and the day of the Blacks and the day of the Whites, which is remembered with a beautiful parade.
Birthday of Puerto AsisMay 3rdIt commemorates the foundation of the city. The inhabitants gather for cultural and sporting events organized by the mayor’s office of Puerto Asis.

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