Identity card

  • Population: 33,535
  • Area: 306 km
  • Region : Boyaca
  • Country: Colombia
  • Contact: (link to member area)
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Architectural and landscape typologies

18th-century colonial architecture.

Civil architecture: represented in family homes and the urban part of the municipality.

Modern architecture: in new buildings and condominiums, for example.

Tourism supply and demand typology

Paipa, the tourist capital of Boyacá department, located 45 km from Tunja, is characterized by its thermal springs and pools, its history and the wide variety of events that take place there, such as the national music competition, the Ruana and Pañolón festival, the Lake Sochagota festival, fairs and festivals, among others. Its main attractions include Lake Sochagota, ideal for water sports, the Pantano de Vargas historic site and its extensive hotel and service infrastructure. Also noteworthy are the handicrafts, both local and imported from other regions, and the gastronomy, which includes traditional almojábanas, masato, colaciones, cheeses and the wide variety of typical dishes on offer in the town’s various restaurants and grills.

Heritage and tourism issues :

  • Recognition of the importance of destinations.
  • Transport to sites of tourist interest in the rural area.
  • Lack of associativity and integration between sectors.
  • Development of new products and new destinations.
  • Design and implementation of public tourism policy.

Pilot project