San Agustin

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San Agustin, photo by MegavasCol
San Agustin (photo by MegavasCol)
 

San Agustín is a moderate-sized town (pop: 30,000) in Southern Colombia that is famous for its pre-Colombian statues.

These statues are located in an “Archaeological Park” that is set in a wild, spectacular landscape.

This World Heritage Site represents the largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America.

Large stone Gods and mythical animals are skilfully represented in styles ranging from abstract to realist.

These works of art display the creativity and imagination of a northern Andean culture that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Asgard

Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountain, Asgard is situated in San Agustín in the Huila Region. The accommodation boasts a sauna. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$40

 
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Hotel La Casa de Francois

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel La Casa de Francois offers accommodation in San Agustín. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Some units have views of the mountain or garden. There is a gift shop at the property. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$21

 
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Hospedaje El Turista

Hospedaje El Turista offers accommodation in San Agustín. The rooms include a TV with cable channels. All rooms have a private bathroom. Both free WiFi and private parking are available at this hostel. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$10

 
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Hospedaje la Tercera

Offering a terrace and views of the city, Hospedaje la Tercera is situated in San Agustín. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$34

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Villa Celeste

Featuring free WiFi, Villa Celeste offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Agustín. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony with mountain views. There is a private bathroom with a shower in every unit. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$17

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Monasterio San Agustín

Monasterio San Agustín

Monasterio San Agustín offers accommodation in San Agustín. The hotel has a terrace and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$69

 
$699.6
Asgard

Asgard

Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountain, Asgard is situated in San Agustín in the Huila Region. The accommodation boasts a sauna. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$40

 
$409.5
Hostal La Casona

Hostal La Casona

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hostal La Casona offers accommodation in San Agustín. Free private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a TV with cable channels. All rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 397 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$47

$479.5
Hostal Campestre El Triunfo

Hostal Campestre El Triunfo

Featuring free WiFi, Hostal Campestre El Triunfo offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Agustín. The guest house has a terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$47

$479.3
San Agustín Wayrana

San Agustín Wayrana

San Agustín Wayrana offers accommodation in San Agustín. Free private parking is available on site. Views of the mountain, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$50

$509.3
Hotel Casa Tarzan

Hotel Casa Tarzan

Hotel Casa Tarzan offers accommodation in San Agustín. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The nearest airport is Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport, 85 km from Hotel Casa Tarzan. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$45

 
$458.7
Terrazas de San Agustin Hotel

Terrazas de San Agustin Hotel

Offering spa facilities and a fitness centre, San Agustin Hotel boasts a terraced restaurant area with charming city views. San Agustin’s bus terminal is 5 blocks away and there is a small theatre on-site. Average score from 107 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$52 - $78

 
$528.6
Akawanka Lodge

Akawanka Lodge

Akawanka Lodge is surrounded by the natural landscapes of San Agustín. Its convenient location allows guests to enjoy less than 10 minutes' walk to nearby parks and museums. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$117

 
$1178.6
San Agustin Internacional Hotel

San Agustin Internacional Hotel

Located just 5 minutes' walk from San Agustin's restaurants and bars, San Agustin Internacional Hotel provides guests with free WiFi and an à la carte restaurant. Separate rooms and holiday homes are both available at this hotel. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$47

 
$478.1
Posada Campestre La María

Posada Campestre La María

Posada Campestre La María offers accommodation in San Agustín. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a TV. Some rooms have views of the mountain or garden. Rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$50

$508.1
Hotel Imperio Copacabana

Hotel Imperio Copacabana

Offering a children's playground and sun terrace, Hotel Imperio Copacabana is situated in San Agustín. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$34

$346.9
Hostal Huitaca

Hostal Huitaca

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hostal Huitaca offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Agustín. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Visual Arts
World Heritage Sites says: “The tombs contain an elaborate funerary architecture of stone corridors, columns, sarcophagi and large impressive statues depicting gods or supernatural beings, an expression of the link between deceased ancestors and the supernatural power that marks the institutionalization of power in the region... The monuments are located at the political and demographic centers of chiefdom societies that consolidated their power through complex ceremonial activities and the production of knowledge. San Agustín chiefdoms and the outstanding statuary of their tombs represent an exceptional trajectory of political centralization amidst a rugged environment and without the concentration of economic wealth, and as such are of great scientific and aesthetic importance.”
Combination
Archeological Sites

San Agustín Archaeological Park

The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America stands in a wild, spectacular landscape. Gods and mythical animals are skilfully represented in styles ranging from abstract to realist. These works of art display the creativity and imagination of a northern Andean culture that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century. Alto de los Idoles if far less visited, a bit smaller, but equally impressive as the archaeological park. The views from the park amazing. There is no transportation to and from San Agustin, only to San Jose de Isnos. Within easy walking distance are the four small sites El Tablon, with several statues; La Chaquira, carved rocks dramatically set overlooking the valley of the Rio Magdalena; La Pelota, with some coloured statues in excellent state and El Purutal. These can easily be visited in one day walking. Far north of San Agustin is Obando a small sites with some underground tombs and a tiny museum with some of the excavated pottery. There are carros going to and from San Agustin to Obando. Other archaeological sites are Alto de Las Piedras, Alto de las Guacas, Alto del Mortiño o del Tigre, Granada, El Jabón, Lavaderos o Naranjos and La Parada.
Other Interests:
Natural
Waterfalls
Hiking and Trekking

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