From Cordoncillo, a paved road goes to GÃ¼icÃ¡n, which has a more wild-west feel to it than its neighbor El Cocuy. Perhaps GÃ¼icÃ¡nâ€™s distinctive atmosphere is because it is the younger of the two main villages, not only in founding date, but also because it was rebuilt after an 1860 fire. Perhaps, too, the difference lies in a closer relationship with the Uâ€™wa indigenous. From the heights of El PeÃ±ol de los Muertos just outside the village, much of the nation jumped to their deaths upon arrival of the Spaniards. The modern-day Uâ€™wa territory is not too far from GÃ¼icÃ¡n as the condor flies, and at times you can see them in town. Shops around the plaza sell bags and other artesanÃa created by them. Even though it is the larger village, it has a much more limited selection of hotels and restaurants. Oddly enough, however, it is richer in attractions.
(Altitude: 2928 m / 9604 ft, Population: 9644, City Code: 8)
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