(*)With many rocky paths, the best (and most fun!) way to explore the town and it?s surroundings is on horseback.
(*)Visit the Museo Paleontológica to see a collection of the fossils found in and cround Villa de Leyva.
(*)The Museo del Carmen is the place to go to check out an impressive collection of religious art.
(*)Climb up to the ?Sagrado Corazon? mirador, east of the town across the soccer field. From the top, enjoy spectacular views of the countryside.
(*)Hang out in the Plaza Mayor, the largest square in Colombia, where you can sit and enjoy a drink along with some first-class people watching.
When to go
Villa de Leyva has a cool climate, with average temperatures around 65^F. October is the rainiest month of the year and January and February the driest.
How to get there
(bus) The only practical way of getting to Villa de Leyva is by inexpensive and convenient buses. The four hour trip from Bogota runs twice a day.
Travelers from the US, Israel, and most European countries do not need a visa to enter Colombia. A tourist visa will be stamped in your passport at the border, usually for between 30 and 60 days.
In small restaurants a normal tip is COP 1000 or less. In nicer restaurants, wealthier Colombians tip around 10%, though more and more restaurants will add a ?service charge? onto your bill, in which case an added tip is neither expected nor required ? make sure to read your bill carefully. Taxi drivers do not receive tips. Hotel personnel generally do receive tips, depending on the service provided.