Girardot is situated about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southwest of Bogota, the national capital.
If you are ready to venture beyond Girardot, you'll quickly discover that the surrounding region is home to some attractions waiting to be explored. Apulo, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, while Valle de San Juan lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Girardot is Ibague, an important regional center which is home to Tolima Theater, Tolima Art Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. University of Tolima and Manuel Murillo Toro Stadium are just a sample of the other interesting attractions that await.
Tourists seeking places of quiet contemplation, will enjoy visiting some of the area's cathedrals. If the weather forecast makes you want to head indoors, plan to spend some of your time in Andino's history museums, art museums and theaters.
If you are not the type of traveler to go on holiday simply to relax by the pool all day, the area around Girardot offers a number of adventure pursuits like quad biking and mountain biking. If you like mixing with folk who share your passions, this region offers a range of specialized tours such as cycling tours, city walking tours and culinary tours.
When your time is up in Girardot, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your Colombian pesos on last-minute souvenirs, and bid a fond Adiós (farewell) to this unique vacation spot.