San José de Cúcuta welcomes all those who want to experience the friendliness of its people, traditions, culture, and cuisine.
Nature and history can be found in every nook and crevice, and the cross winds that blow across the city, swinging the leaves on the cuj and almond trees, provide the perfect refreshment.
This lovely city, the seat of the North Santander district, is connected by road to Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Valledupar, Tunja, and Cartagena de Indias, as well as the rest of Venezuela due to its border location.
Indeed, Cúcuta’s geographical location allows it to provide visitors with a plethora of shopping choices, as well as a diverse range of brands in its shopping complexes.
It has been dubbed the “Pearl of the North” due to its magnificent beauty.
Cúcuta is also known as the “Green City” because of its abundance of trees, which vastly outweigh its residents.
One district alone has 71 different tree species, including the cuj tree, which is one of Cúcuta’s icons. Cúcuta is unique in Colombia because it is the only city created by a woman: Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
Not only that, but footballer James Rodrguez, one of the country’s most well-known athletes, was born in Cúcuta.