Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is located roughly 260 miles (418 kilometers) to the south of Ocana.
Ocana is not the only place in Norte de Santander worth seeing; DIY travelers will be keen to drive a little further out to experience the magic of the surrounding landscapes, towns and cities.
Many people who spend time exploring Norte de Santander usually take time to explore the wide range of gardens here. This region has been graced with a deep spiritual life; learn more at the area's beautiful cathedrals.
Take a big breath and feel your worries drift away as you enjoy the area's more relaxing activities such as wildlife watching and bird watching.
Nothing unlocks understanding in this culturally rich planet of ours like language, so be sure to know a few practical Spanish words and phrases before you come. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Este caballero pagará por todo" ("This gentleman will pay for everything") is also good to know.
At the end of your stay in Ocana, use your last Colombian pesos on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Adiós (farewell).