Some months ago, thru Trip Advisor I met an Argentinean girl called Lorena that just had moved to Colombia and became a regular visitor of my blog . Amongst many other questions she asked me there was one that caught my attention , she wanted to know how to get to the place called “ Tierra Caliente” ( “ Summer Land” ) that everyone seemed to recommend describing it as a very relaxing destination but that no one really knew how to tell her how get there. I couldn’t believe what I was reading and I just laughed , but then I realized that for us Colombians this is pretty obvious , but for a foreigner “ Tierra Caliente” means nothing.
I replied back basically saying that there is no such place as “Tierra Caliente” , is just that due to Colombia’s position within the Equator and in the Andes every town or city below 1000 meters a.s.l is warm(ish) and therefore called “Tierra Caliente” by all of us living above that altitude.
Bogota is at 2600 m.a.s.l so we have a colder average than many regions in the country, which means that , as an example, we don’t have outdoor swimming pools , so on weekends is usual for us Bogotans to head of the city in search of “ Tierra Caliente” which can easily be found at only a driving hour away from Bogota .
So there you are , next time someone invites you to go to Tierra Caliente in Colombia , you know what to expect!