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Huila is a department in the Andino region of Colombia.


  • 1 Neiva – Founded in 1612 on the fertile grounds of the Magdalena Valley by Diego de Ospina Y Medinilla, with around 350,000 inhabitants it is the department's capital.
  • Gigante – Town known for its Ceiba de la libertad, a huge tree planted in a park as a symbol to the abolition of slavery in 1850.
  • 2 Villavieja – Located close to the Tatacoa Desert, this village is a good place for fossil hunting and star watching.

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  • 1 San Agustin. Important archeological center of Colombia with numerous megalithic sculptures, some of which over 3000 years old.
  • 2 Tatacoa Desert. The Tatacoa Desert or "Sadness Valley", the second largest arid zone in Colombia is one of the most attractive scenery in Colombia
  • 3 Betania Dam. Build on the Rio Magdalena 30 km to the south of Neiva, the dam and artificial lake next to it are a good place to practice water sports.
  • 4 Nevado del Huila National Park. Created in 1997 with the objective of preserving its Andean forests and perpetual snow. This reserve hosts numerous springs and torrents that go on to become the Rio Magdalena and the Rio Cauca.
  • 5 Rivera. The most famous aguas termales of the department and a year round temperature of 24°C makes this city worth of being called the "medicinal town of Huila".


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Benito Salas Airport (NVA IATA)

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