Bonda is a small village of indigenous origin that lives off the agriculture and ecotourism. Located in the vicinity of the Manzanares River, its main natural attractions revolve around the spaces adorned by waters that descend from the Sierra Nevada. Bonda´s eco touristic portfolio is rapidly growing and many visitors are changing itineraries to include this natural, off the beaten track destination.
Bonda boasts several icons of the Tayrona culture, such as the cobbled paths, the carved stones of the Pozo de Bondigua and the more famous Donama Stone. This monolith of approximately four meters in diameter and three meters high, contains many petroglyphs engravings thought to represent nature’s codes. It is presumed that the carving was made by the Tayrona between 500 and 1525 AD. Although its true meaning remains a mystery, the stone has great spiritual and symbolic significance for the indigenous populations of the area.
Make sure you visit Pozo la Lisa on your trip to Bonda, for a nice off the beaten track river destination.
Paso del Mango has beautiful scenery located 500 meters above sea level in the middle of the Sierra mountains. This place is a great option to enjoy natural pools and crystal-clear rivers without having to worry about huge crowds. The paths are packed with mango trees, which give this area its name, but these are just one of many agricultural products in the area. Farms and homeowners have set up private tours so people can enjoy and take part of the process of taking cacao and coffee from farm to table. Visitors get the chance to experience how daily activities unfold and buy souvenirs of their own making like ground coffee or cacao cakes.
Guided tour of the chocolate farm for 2 hours to experience the cocoa transformation process.