Arauca is a department of the Orinoquía region of Colombia.

Stay safe

This region of Colombia is one of the epicenters of the Colombian government's ongoing armed conflict with various rebel groups. As recently as 2011, rebels kidnapped the daughter of a city mayor in this region. While intrepid tourists may not be deterred, it is best to be aware of the security realities and plan accordingly.

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