capital of the Colombian department of Meta
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Villavicencio is the capital of the Meta department of Colombia.

Get inEdit

By busEdit

Buses depart frequently from the Terminal Salitre in Bogotá. A ticket costs COP$27,000-40,000 (July 2021). The travel time is 3-4 hours, but traffic jams in Bogota can increase it. Redbus covers this route.

By planeEdit

  • 1 La Vanguardia Airport (VVC IATA). Satena, Avianca and Lan fly to Aeropuerto Vanguardia airport    

Get aroundEdit

Map of Villavicencio

Frequent minibuses go through the city for COP$2.000 (July 2021). There are no bus stops, you can flag them down and exit them anywhere. The end of operation depends on the route, the direction and whether weekdays or weekend. Usually it's until 8:30-10pm. Ask the minibus driver for the specific time. After sunset some of the minibuses are fancy illuminated.

As of July 2021 Uber, Didi and Cabify don't serve the city. You can try the app Picap, if it finds a taxi for you.

Local taxis cost for 7km/15min around COP$10.000. At night it's approx. COP$30.000 for that distance.


  • 1 Bioparque Los ocarros. zoo
  • 2 Parque Los fundadores.
  • 3 Cerro Cristo Rey.
  • 4 Parque Las Malokas.


Dancing:There is a town called "7 de Agosto", famous for the variety of dancing clubs along its main street. Also, the club "Capachos" known to be one of the best dancing clubs for people in their 20s to late 30s.


At the Terminal de Transporte and throughout the town there are ATMs of the BBVA bank.


Along the Calle 15 in the west of the intercity bus station "Terminal de Transporte" there is street-food in the evening.

  • 2 Restaurant El Sazon de Mary Tasty Colombian lunch including soup and drink for COP$6.500, COP$1.000 more for take-away (July 2021)
  • 3 Bakery Filled croissants and other non-sweet specialties from COP$1,500 (July 2021)



There are many hotels 5min walking from the intercity bus station "Terminal de Transporte". They are in the west of the bus station on the Calle 15. A lot of the hotels there have a 24 hour reception. The price is around COP$35.000 for single occupation and around COP$38.000 for double occupation (July 2021).


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