Encouraging tourism in Colombia in some places that some years ago people called red zones (arm violence), supporting the economic and giving another option is what I want to do with the following article. The situation in the country is difficult in many aspects and violence is a problem that separates us from some places that we think are very dangerous and we do not know when we want to give our opinion about where to go on vacation, experience different cultures, visit beautiful scenery like San José del Guaviare. Moreover I will describe and show you that it is worth visiting this place called “Capital of the Colombian hope.”
Guaviare, in its long history has always presented very high statistics of arm violence, according to the site1 these statistics are by the presence of Coca planting throughout the department. But in the last 10 years a significant 15% reduction of illicit crops is attributed to the actions that advancement the Colombian authorities like implementation strategies Alternative policy development1, this statistic according to the Interior Guaviare department. Moreover, this development has been an effort by the government but also of the people who want to change their lives and be recognized and be part of the evolution of Colombia with a better future for their future generations.
As a result, I would like to highlight an important project that is developing a significant portion of the population, It is a development of environmentally sustainable homes next to “Laguna Negra”2, a project that has caught the attention of the department and tourists are waiting to see it finished in a few months. This is a small example of the advances in tourism activities that are an important part of the economy now the capital of Guaviare.
Also, I want to point out the activities and sights that are currently and culturally important in this country. Nowadays, all places that are then, they are natural beauties that you should enjoy being there, the pictures are just a small part of that it are really. For example Wells Natural, are wells that offer spectacular landscapes and nature, different colored waters flow from through wells and subterranean caves, Stone Town: you could not imagine how big they are, their shapes and positions, it is amazing, Cave paintings, “They are big pictographys next to archaeological remains were made with pigments on the rock walls. It is estimated that the authors of Amazon cultures were people from 1,000 years Ago3 “. Finally although there are many amazing places, I want to reappoint “Laguna Negra”, it is a really wonderful place, a journey into the jungle watching bird diversity along a narrow road, and suddenly before you there is a very large pond, and a view to the horizon of all nature that surrounds it, after enjoying the view and taking pictures you can get into the water and swim in it.
I would like to describe more things that I felt and knew in that amazing place, but I want you to travel, you should go personally and think about our country, so you will talk about the good things and others on different places that are not common. And this can enrich several personal issues so that future generations can deliver to inheritance, in this case a valuable gateway to know the Amazon.
By: Natalia Pinzón Vargas
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- 1. Gobernación de San José del Guaviare
- 1.1.3 CULTIVOS ILICITOS, VIOLENCIA, CONFLICTO ARMADO Y DESPLAZAMIENTO https://www.dnp.gov.co/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=fNa25W_NIZQ%3D&tabid=377
- 2. GUAVIARE también es COLOMBIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSRuhHKzs1k
- 3. Colombiacontact.com San José de Guaviare city – Guaviare http://www.colombiacontact.com/destinies/guaviare/en_sanJoseDeGuaviare.html
- Magazin. Credencial Historia. Bogota-Colombia. Edition 231 March 2009. Sandra Yanneth Bermúdez Marín.