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About Valledupar

This municipality, capital of the Cesar Department, it is called the "City of the Sacred Kings of the Valley of Upar", and was founded on January 6 in 1550 by the spanish captain Hernando de Santana. It is situated in the valley of the river Cesar and the name "Upar" comes from Eupari, a chimila warchief that live...d in the territory before the spaniards arrived. It began as a small populated center in the lands of the eupari indians and became a pit stop for the Santa Marta route. It's an important place for farming mango trees and also ranching, and also the birthplace of vallenato, a traditional musical genre of colombia.
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Travel tips for Valledupar

The urban transport is covered by "busetas" (little buses) of 3 bus operators: Cootranscolcer, Cootra Upar and Transcacique, which are in a crisis apparently due to the "mototaxi", an illegal but low-cost mean of transportation. The price of the public bus ticket is at 1400 COP. There are also urban taxis, organized in cooperative business, that have the modality of home pickup of people. It won't be difficult to find your mean of transportation. Among the risks that you can find at this city, the flooding of the rivers is quite frequent. Be specially cautious if you travel in the rainy season, when the rise are fast.In Valledupar the tropical sicknesses as dengue fever or tuberculosis are not completely eradicated, altough in a very little scale. Just try to make researches and taking cautions before travelling to those areas.Regarding the secur...ity, Valledupar is a territory where it's necessary to be watchful in every moment, since the thefts have increased in the last years. Be careful of showing in public jewellery or other valuable objects as cameras or cell phones. A modality of theft that is being used is the one where the thieves get around in a motorbike. Try to avoid the non very circulated areas by yourself and in hours of little visibility.Be ready to support the high temperatures with light clothes and always with a bottle of water by hand to stand the intense heat. 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 adaptor if you travel to places that uses other voltage.The high season in Colombia goes from December to January. You should book all in advance if you travel at the begining of the year.
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Valledupar weather

Best time to visit Valledupar

The best time to travel to Valledupar is April, the period when takes place the Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata, that attracts a lot of visitors.

Climate in Valledupar

The climate in Valledupar is tropical and has an average annual temperature of 83 °F (28,4 °C), without great oscillations, although in April, the warm period, the temperature reaches 95 °F (35 °C).

The things to do in Valledupar

Valledupar is the crib of the musical gender called "vallenato" and you can admire the legacy in festivals, parks, squares ...and monuments, as the festival celebrated in the Park of "La Leyenda Vallenata", also used for musical and cultural events.
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Accomodations in Valledupar

Hotel Caribe Platinium
Location: Carrera 15 # 18 - 29, Valledupar
Rate: from 60 000 COP
The services of the hotel include free wifi, bar, some rooms have a terrace or view over the garden and all the rooms have a private bathroom and a shower. There is 24 hour reception desk and the airport Alfonso Lopez is placed at 2,4 mi (4 kms) of distance.
La Granja
Location: La Paz - Vía Manaure Kilometro 4, Valledupar
Rate: from 70 800 COP for the double room
This nice hotel has a swimming-pool, private garage, TV and private bathrooms in all the rooms. There is a shared kitchen and the airport is located at just 8,6 mi (14 km).

Important dates in Valledupar

Festival de la Leyenda VallenataEnd of AprilIt's the festival of the popular folcklore in Colombia, that is celebrated in honor of the vallenato music in April. This time there are accordion competitions in various categories, concerts and there are parades of the pioneros, who are musicians born at this region. The festival join together accordionists from several nearby countries. If you like the vallenato this festival is a must-see.
Feria Ganadera de ValleduparSecond semester of the yearAt this fair the stockbreeders exhibit their best animals. Besides that, there is music and you can buy handicrafts. It's usually celebrated the second half of the year, but the date is not fix, it changes every year.


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What is the best way to explore the surroundings of Valledupar?
An excellent way to explore the surroundings of Valledupar is by taking excursions to nearby municipalities. You can visit La Paz, known for its colonial architecture and historic church; Manaure, famous for its salt production; and Codazzi, where you can learn about the indigenous Arhuaco culture. You can also go hiking in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and enjoy its beautiful natural landscapes.