The home of Colombia Paragliding and our flysite hostel. A long windward mesa overlooking Bucaramanga with 2 launches that are top landable. A large main LZ serves both sites below, with alternative bailout landing areas. It's an excellent training site, featuring early morning and late afternoon sled rides for the novice pilot, mid morning thermic and XC flights, and afternoon dynamic ridge lift that transforms into glass-off conditions into sunset. Incredibly consistent conditions where you can practice kiting, top landing, and playing all day every day.


North side of Ruitoque
On a weekday you may have this epic site to yourself. On the weekends, get ready for empanadas and refreshments on launch with lots of spectators and tandem rides. Lay out on the giant grassy launch and ridge/thermal up with the birds showing the way.


South side of Ruitoque
This area of Mesa de los Santos has a long steep grade launch ending with a 2,000 ft vertical drop. Morning thermals take you to cloudbase opening up the possibility of crossing the canyon to the Chiflas (south) side.


Give yourself plenty of altitude to reach this LZ. It is known for its sink on low approaches. The hikes out are cross country conditions. Other obstacles include cows, horses, and RC aircraft. The runway is for the RC pilots so yield to them and head for the spot marked with a white dot.




A flying paradise for every level of pilot.  Early morning sled rides of approximately 4000 vertical feet (1,200 meters), landing next to the Chicamocha River.  Mid morning thermals and XC for more seasoned pilots.  We launch from a site called Chiflas on the National Park side of the canyon.

West side of canyon
This area of Mesa de los Santos has a long steep grade launch ending with a 2,000 ft vertical drop. Morning thermals take you to cloudbase opening up the possibility of crossing the canyon to the Panachi.


West side of canyon
This area of Mesa de los Santos has a long steep grade launch ending with a 2,000 ft vertical drop. Morning thermals take you to cloudbase opening up the possibility of crossing the canyon to the Panachi.


Plenty of room for setting up a final approach on a large dry river bank. Be ready for hot weather. It is approximately 35°C or 90°F on the river bed. Bring water and a hat. If there has been a lot of rain, the river floods the banks landing here is not possible.