where to stay:
Hotel Campestre Camino Real: Located amongst the lush greenery of San Gil, this countryside hotel is a pleasant stay amongst other less-than-satisfactory choices in the area. Located about a 10 minute taxi ride from the city’s center, Camino Real is a great jumping point for all of your extreme adventures. The staff is über helpful and will arrange any and all of your trips during your stay- from river rafting to repelling down waterfalls. Small, neat rooms are just perfect for most travellers, starting at only $33 USD/night. http://www.hotelcaminoreal.co/
Hostal de la Nueva Baeza: White, fluffy beds and a beautiful inner courtyard evoke feelings of the colonial era in Colombia at this lovely, little 10-room guesthouse. Newly remodeled rooms with flat screen TVs and awesome bathrooms will make you feel at home. Located in the city of San Gil, Nueva Baeza. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for room availability and pricing.
where to eat:
Plaza de Mercado: Get a true local’s experience by visiting this bustling covered market in the city’s center. Choose from a variety of fresh-squeezed juices to a tasty desayuno (breakfast) of stuffed arepas. Located off of Carrera 11 in the Parque Principal.
La Mansion de Sam y Sam’s Gastro Pub: Have a delicious meal while staying in San Gil (the adventure capital of Colombia) at this gastropub, that is also attached to a hostel. Popular amongst travelers and tourists. We recommend trying the steak at Sam’s Gastro Pub- we’ve heard it’s quite juicy and flavorful. Reasonably priced as well.