Although Valledupar has no sea, the river Guatapurí slides down the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and bathes the city. Families come to Hurtado Spa on Friday afternoon to begin the weekend rest. On a rock in the Guatapurí lies the golden statue of Rosario Arciniegas, a girl who, according to legend, became a mermaid by diving into the river’s waters.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Unforgettable experiences in Valledupar include bathing in rivers, walking in parks, getting close to indigenous cultures, and seeing how children learn to play vallenato music.
- Inspiration for artists
- Tribute to a town’s celebrated artists
- Close to Nature
- A party to rival all others
- Fresh and clear water
- Native Heart
- Tribute to the king of vallenato
- Statues in the streets
- Peace in the mountains
- Home of the Vallenato Legend Festival