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About Villeta

Villeta is a Colombian municipality located in the Department of Cundinamarca. It was founded in 1551 as an outpost to better evangelize the locals. It is also known as the Sweet City due to the cultivation of sugar and its industry of by-products, which became an important part of the economy of the region.The city, whose name means little villa, is now an important touristic destination is Colombia due to the beautiful vistas and ecotourism opportunities in the region, which includes spas, waterfalls and roads, as well as fincas to visit. It is also famous for hosting the Reinado Nacional de Panela beauty pageant and a Department-wide Music Band Festival in August.

Travel tips for Villeta

Villeta is a small town and its residents are known for their hospitality, so feel free to ask for directions or help.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.

Villeta weather

Best time to visit Villeta

Villeta is an attractive destination all year long, although we recommend you visit the city during summer, so you can enjoy the natural vistas the city offers.

Climate in Villeta

Villeta has two climates: most of the city is warm and dry, while the southern part is more humid. The average temprature is about 75 °F, which can peak up to 86°F.

Things to do in Villeta

Nightlife in Villeta

Lupe Club VIP

Location: Cl. 4 #628
Hours: Unknown
Precio: Unknown
Valorado como uno de los mejores locales de Villeta. Ofrece un grato ambiente, buenos cocktails y la mejor rumba de la ciudad.

Where to eat in Villeta

Restaurante El Chorizo de Carlos

Location: Carretera Villeta-La Vega
Hours: Unknown
Precio: Unknown
Amplio restaurante especializado en carnes a la parrilla.

Restaurante la Parada

Location: Carretera Villeta-La Vega
Hours: Unknown
Precio: Unknown
Restaurante con deliciosos platos típicos colombianos, ubicado a las afueras de la ciudad.

The tourist places to see in Villeta are

Plaza de la Molienda

Location: Downtown
Hours: All day long
Precio: Free entrance
Main Square of Villeta, where you will find restaurants, local craft stores, hotels and some pubs and clubs.

Cathedral of Villeta

Location: La Molienda Square
Hours: Until noon
Precio: Unknown
Main church of the city. Has one tower and holds several pieces of colonial art inside.

The things to do in Villeta

Bocatoma Cascade

Location: Afueras de Villeta
Waterfall that creates a natural pool. It is a perfect place to relax and admire the nature. It is recommended that you bring repellent for the mosquitoes. There are restaurants nearby, and it can cost you between 2000 and 4000 COP to reach the place from Villeta.

Salto de los Micos

Location: Cune Ravine
Group of cascades sought by tourists and locals, which come to bathe in the natural pool made out of the waterfall.

Typical dishes in Villeta

Buñuelos

Round mass of corn filled with cheese and then fried. Very popular around christmas.

Fritanga

It's a dish made with plentiful ingredients, among them beef, pork, heart, pieces of blood sausage, chorizo, longaniza, creole potatoes and ripe plantain. All the meat is fried until it's gold-colored, and after that they serve it with fried potatoes and baked bananas.

Sancocho de gallina

It's a popular soup in the different regions of the country, made of chicken, potatoes, manioc, bananas, and several spices, all of it served with rice.

How to reach Villeta

Villeta by train

Currently there is no passenger train going through Villeta.

Villeta by flight

Villa de Leyva doesn't have an airport. The closest one is the El Dorado International Airport, which is the most important one in the country and is located in Bogotá.

Villeta by bus

There are frecuent buses making trips from other colombian cities, mostly Bogotá, which is the countries capital and is located just 1 hour and 1:15 away from Villeta.

Accomodations in Villeta

    We currently do not posses information regarding low-cost accomodations in Villeta.

Important dates in Villeta

(End of January)Beauty Pageant held at the end of January. A Queen is chosen and she in turn represents and promotes cultural activities linked to the Panela. The municipality hosts other cultural, gastronomic and handicrafts to generate more awareness and to emphasize the work of the countrymen and the use of the sugar cane.

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