The Territories of Urraca

Urraca was an indigenous chief who battled with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. During this full-day tour, you’ll explore some of the places he presided over, including Santiago, San Francisco, and the La Yegunda Lagoon.

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  • Duration: 8 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

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Nature Walk

Urraca, known as the “Lord of Wind, Rain, and Thunder,” bravely resisted the Spanish for nine years. He led his people proudly and defeated the Spanish on several occasions.

This tour brings you to some of the places that fell under Urraca’s control. The tour begins with a visit to Urraca’s statue at the Escuela Normal in Santiago and then continues on to San Francisco.

Once in San Francisco, you’ll visit the local church, which dates back to 1727. The church has baroque architecture and hand-carved altar pieces that fuse Spanish Catholicism with indigenous culture.

After touring the church, you’ll drive up the San Juan River Canyon and head to the La Yegunda Lagoon. You’ll enjoy a short hike through the forest and a refreshing swim at a waterfall.

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, long pants (for visiting the church), towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and camera.

What's included

Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees, water, and lunch.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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