Sogamoso, Colombia 🇨🇴 Gringo's Guide
Another "hidden gem" from Colombia...
Guest post by: Sean Hall
Sogamoso, Colombia may not be on your list of must-visit destinations, but it definitely should be!
This “hidden gem” is nestled in the heart of Boyacá, a department in Colombia that is renowned for its rich culture, natural beauty, and adventurous spirit.
As an avid traveler searching for the lesser known “shit-hole” towns, I can tell you firsthand that this town has a lot to offer.
Buckle Up! There’s a lot to uncover here.
Sogamoso, Colombia 🇨🇴
Sogamoso is known for its cold climate, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 22°C — or 47°F to 72°F. However, the weather is comfortable year-round, with January being the warmest month.
It rains a good bit but nothing too out of the ordinary:
Why Visit Sogamoso, Colombia?
If you’re subscribed to Jake Nomada’s newsletter, then you must be in constant search for that “gringo-less city” that you can be at peace living with your Colombiana or three — not worried about hearing those ear-bleeding gringo conversations about politics…
Well good sers, Sogamoso is the spot to be.
A true Colombian town where you’re fully immersed in the culture and beautiful surrounding towns to visit.
The locals of Sogamoso are some of the kindest people I’ve met, as you truly get that local authentic vibe from this town. Everyone kinda knows everyone and with very little gringos coming here, the locals are super welcoming to you.
The best part of Sogamoso is the endless excursions and activities you can do in and out of the city.
From Iza to Paipa to Duitama to Nobsa, you’ll get a true feel of what life is like outside the touristy cities of Colombia. Complete opposite feels of Bogota or Medellin and there’s just something so inviting about small towns like Sogamoso.
How to Get to Sogamoso 🇨🇴
Getting to Sogamoso is easy, with a couple options available…
Bus from Bogota:
You can take a bus from Bogota, which takes approximately 3.5 hours and costs around $8.
Flight from Medellin:
If you're coming from Medellin, you can take a 1 hour flight to Paipa and then take a 40 minute bus to Sogamoso, which takes about 40 minutes. The whole trip will run you about $30 total if you can find good deal on the flight.