The region of San Agustin and surrounding towns in Huila was once inhabited by a mysterious pre-Columbian civilization which left behind several hundred freestanding statues carved in stone, as well as a number of tombs. Taking into account the quantity and variety of the archaeological relics recovered, sculptures, sarcophagi, monoliths, tombs, artificial mounds, a vast number of ceramics and numerous works of gold it can be agreed and deduced that here was a pueblo that acquired a high grade of cultural development from the point of view of its evident social structure that produced great sculptors, artisans, farmers and above all the cultivation of a complex religious cult built around the enigma of death.
Take some time to wind your way through the jungle environment of the Bosque de las Estatuas which allows you to appreciate the statues as they would have looked. The beauty of the unspoilt scenery and the mild subtropical mountain climate attracts travellers from all over the world. Be it riding horses, trekking, river-rafting or archaeology, San Agustin is one of the best places for adventures in Colombia.
- The haunting Bosque de las Estatuas
- Seeing the source of the mighty river Magdalena
- A horseback ride through the rolling Huila countryside
- Salto de los Bordones, the highest waterfall in Colombia (400m)
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