One of the oldest colonial cities in Colombia where you can find the Black Christ, micro-brewed ales, natural pools, rivers, a beautiful canyon + waterfalls, enjoy diverse nightlife, clubs and rock bars or go to a cultural event in the newly restored theater that dates back to the 1920's. A small, unknown town but with more than one interesting sight!
Buga is also listed as "Heritage Village" of Colombia. Look at this map with all the heritage villages of Colombia (2015).
Plaza de Cabal: Buga’s central park is great for relaxing; during the day you can spot huge iguanas & squirrels. @Cra 14 # 6.
Microbrewery tour of Holy Water Ale: learn about the artesanal beer creation process & the wide selection of ingredients, just a few blocks away from the hostel. = FREE, max 1hr.
Mirador Al Derumbado: a stunning view from the hill overlooking Buga, especially beautiful at sunset. Hike = 1hr.
Basílica Señor de Los Milagros & its pedestrian walkway in front of the basilica, La Plazoleta, ends up @the terminal.
Natural Park Laguna de Sonso: heaven for bird watchers & nature enthusiasts. You can go in a fishing canoe. B headed to Yotoco town (not the park) = 10min, ±1pp/one way.
Lago de Calima: perfect for kite + windsurfing & water skiing; B ±1hr, 6pp.
Rent a bike & ride all the way from Alaska to Buga! Take the B to Alaska 5pp (@chiva B station between cra 10 # 10) where the downhill adventure starts.
Check out local art @art gallery, cll 5 # 14 in Hotel San Francisco. 1Min walk from the hostel.
Armenia = 2hrs, 15pp. Armenia-Salento = 1hr, 3.4pp. Cali = 1hr20, ±8pp. San Cipriano = 3hrs, 15pp. Bogotá = 10hrs, 40-55pp. Medellín = 8hrs, 35-45pp.
You can easily make a triangular tour: Cali - Buga - San Cipriano - Cali.