HUILA

Huila, is located in the lowest part of Colombia’s central area, this department is characterized by varied agricultural production and amazingly different landscapes that capture the attention of travelers, especially the Desert of La Tatacoa and the Colombian Massif, which are situated at opposite ends of the department.

San Agustín is a town and municipality in the southern  Colombian Department  of Huila.  The town is located 227 km away from the capital of the Department, Neiva.  Population is around 30,000. The village was originally founded in 1752 by Alejo Astudillo but attacks by indigenous people destroyed it. The present village was founded in 1790 by Lucas de Herazo and Mendigaña.

The area is very well known for its pre-Colombian archaeological sites, which generates significant revenue to the economy due to the high volume of tourists, both Colombian and foreigners. In 1995, UNESCO declared San Agustín Archaeological Park a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most important symbols in the department thanks to the amazing works left by millenary, advanced cultures that inhabited the region before the Christian era. This majestic legacy is represented by collections of statues, stone reliefs, funerary mounds, cobblestone roads, embankments, and terraces.

The mean temperature year round is 18°C.