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About Tado

Tado is a colombian municipality located in the eastern part of the department of Choco (within the Alto San Juan area), on the left bank of the San Juan River and to the right of the river Mungarra. On the north it borders with the municipalities of Certegui and Bagado, on the south with the municipality of the Iro River, on the west with the municipality of Pan-american Union, and on the east with the department of Risaralda. Tado was founded on March 19th, 1533 by the spaniards Vasco Núñez de Balboa, captain Antonio Mosquera, ensign Pedro de Ayamonte and Nicacio Arboleda. Tado's main economic activities are mining, forestry industry, agriculture and ranching.

Travel tips for Tado

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.Try not to bring valuables objects to avoid thefts, carry a backpack with the necessary clothing and accessories for the trip.

Tado weather

Best time to visit Tado

The best dates to visit Tado are from August 26th to September 8th because they celebrate the patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgin of Poverty or Niña Maria.

Climate in Tado

The climate in Tado is intertropical rainy, its average temperature is between 80.6°F (27° C) and 82.4°F (28° C).

Things to do in Tado

Nightlife in Tado

Lapxus Club

Location: Barrio Popular 05, Tado
Club that offers a perfect atmosphere to dance and enjoy with friends.

Where to eat in Tado

Restaurante Bar La Playa

Location: Barrio Escolar, Tado
Hours: unknown
Price: unknown
Restaurant near the beach, it offers typical dishes such as patacones, drinks and cocktails.

The tourist places to see in Tado are

Balneario natural en Mungarra

Location: Near Mungarra’s downtown
Hours: unknown
Price: Free entrance
Natural lake created by the passage of the river Mungarra. It has crystalline water and it’s a meeting point for families and visitors.

The things to do in Tado

Concatedral de San Jose de Tado

Location: Cra. 15, Tado
Hours: All day
Price: Free entrance
Main church of Tado built in 1912. It’s one of the episcopal headquarters of the Diocese of Istmina-Tado along with St. Paul's Cathedral in Istmina. In 1998 it was declared National Monument for its historical significance, architectural and cultural value.

Typical dishes in Tado

Arroz atollado

Typical dish made with rice, onion, beef, cheese, tomato, garlic and salt. Its consistency is similar to the consistency of a soup.

How to reach Tado

Tado by train

There is no passenger train service currently operating in Tado.

Tado by flight

Mandinga and Jose Celestino Mutis Airports are the closest to Tado. The first is 25.04 miles (40.3 km) from Tado, at 1 hour 30 minutes.

Tado by bus

The distance from Medellin to Tado is 184.3 miles (296.6 km), and the approximate journey time is 8 hours 18 minutes. The approximate ticket’s price is 61 000 COP. The distance from Bogota to Tado is 311.4 miles (501.2 km), and the approximate journey time is 12 hours 15 minutes. The distance from Cali to Tado is 222.2 miles (357.6 km), and the approximate journey time is 7 hours 34 minutes.

Accomodations in Tado

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Important dates in Tado

Fiestas PatronalesFrom August 26th to September 8thTraditional holidays in honor of the Virgin of Poverty or Niña Maria. Cultural and religious events are organized in which locals and visitors participate.

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