Paipa is located 36 km. from Tunja, the capital of the department of Boyacá and is on 2.577mt of high . Its temperature average is 14Cº and it is surrounded by majestic and green prairies, with a cold and dry climate.

Muiscas were the natives who lived here, before the Spanish conquest, in 1568, when they discovered the thermal water sources of the place.

Paipa is well-known by its tourist vocation; because of its thermal waters, with therapeutic benefits . its climate, the beauty of the landscapes, Its typical grandmother bakeries , the varied and multicolored crafts and the different monthly festivals, attracts national and international tourists.
   
   

 



















 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Sochagota lake: Scene to practice and championships of nautical sports like ski, boating, strolls of boat, aquatic cycling and fishing.

Acoustic shell: The acoustic shell where it is celebrated the National contest of Bands and other cultural events.

Cathedral: The main church owns valuable works of art of colonial style and is one of the most beautiful temples in its sort.

White Spurt Route of Rancheria: Rancheria is a Natural Reserve at 13 kilometers from Paipa. It has an extension of 800 Hectares , it feeds the water system of the city. There are several footpaths cross . One of the best routes is the ascent following the channel of the broken White Spurt, with its beautiful cascade of 10 meters of height.

Palermo route : Palermo is a small village surrounded by a beautiful landscape .It is located at 38 kilometers from Paipa, There are many oak forests ,where the fauna and native flora can be observed. From the Center of Palermo to the Hill named " the tooth" it is a demanding route, with a strong and vertiginous ascent. From the top of the hill, the mountainous chain can be observed.

Hacienda Del Salitre: It is a big colonial house, National Monument, jewel of the XVII century architecture, It owns a beautiful chapel, picturesque balconies and yards, It has its own thermal source for its pool and SPA. Now days, it is adequate as an elegant hotel.

Thermal sources: Aquatic park with thermal swimming pools and Therapeutic public Center.

Vargas Monument: It is located at 7km of the urban center. There took place decisive battle for Colombian independence on July 25th , 1819, A Commemorative Monument of fourteen throwers riding their horses ,was elevated, It was built by the sculptor, Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt.

Paipa is the display cabinet and tourist platform of the Department of Boyacá, the sample of a town that fought for freedom. It is Cultural, funny, recreational, artistic, ecological and colonial; a Colombian city where the best is always ready to take place.