Sobre el destino
In Villavicencio, capital of Meta, the Cordillera Oriental mountains give way to the Eastern Plains. It is estimated that the Foundation of this city created by settlers who dedicated themselves to the trade and farming took place between 1840 and 1842 ‘Villavo’ welcomes travelers with its typical dance, the joropo, and is the connection point to the neighboring departments of Arauca, Casanare, Guaviare and Vichada.
Llanos de Colombia
Lying in a rural zone of tropical climate, Villavicencio is on the great Colombian-Venezuelan plain called Los Llanos, which is situated to the east of the Andes mountains. Villavicencio is also called «La Puerta al Llano», or «The Gateway to the Plains», due to its location on the historical path from the Colombian interior to the vast savannas that lie between the Andes range and the Amazon rainforest.
Villavicencio’s proximity to huge mountains and great plains make the city an example of Colombia’s geodiversity. Because it is located in the foothills of the Andes, the morning and evening breezes cool the city that is very hot for most of the day.