Getting to La Martinica Parque, Ibague, Colombia

Getting to La Martinica Parque, Ibague, Colombia

This post is about getting to La Martinica Parque because that is all I did. I got there, and I don’t think I even did that really.

La Martinica is a ecological park where you can hike up high and get a spectacular view, apparently. Truth is I wouldn’t know because I never actually made it.

No big loss though, it was an interesting walk through the barrios of Ibague.

Getting to La Martinica Parque

I walked all the way to La Martinica Parque from town. It’s not actually that far away as the crow flies but I had to weave through barrios to get there so it took a bit longer than I expected.

Near the edge south edge of the city centre there is a fresh market. I took some wrong turns around this area. Got questioned by police and stumbled across a pair of guys smoking crack (or something out of a crack pipe).

Getting to La Martinica Parque, Survive Travel 1

I got a pretty good view overlooking the barrio though, and besides the crackheads it was quite a pleasant walk.

Getting to La Martinica Parque, Survive Travel 2

I’m pretty sure this is the mountain you climb once in La Martinicia Parque.

Getting to La Martinica Parque, Survive Travel 3

I had to walk along the hot main road for about 30minutes, and when I finally got to the spot I had marked on my GPS I couldn’t figure out how to get into the place. I have a feeling I just needed to go up the road another 1/2km or so, but by then I didn’t feel like climbing a mountain anyway so I caught a bus back to town.

I do not recommend trying to walk there. I think I passed through some dodgy areas.

The bus I caught back was the #23. I got off it along Carrera 1 so you can definitely catch it from there, and I think from Carrera 2, which funnels traffic out of town (Carrera 1 goes into town).

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