Bucaramanga is the capital city of the department of Santander, located in the northeast of Colombia. It is nationally recognized for its footwear and clothing, as well as for its high-quality health services and education. Patients and visitors find in Bucaramanga a favorable environment to receive their medical treatments and to recover, due to the fact that throughout the year it has a warm/temperate climate that is around 24°C (75°F) and an altitude of 959 meters over the sea level, ideal for cardiovascular patients and those with respiratory problems. The above mentioned added to the fact that it is a medium-size city, very safe, with lower costs of stay in comparison with other cities (hotel, transportation, food), short travel times, and a wide gastronomic offer, besides offering the possibility to its visitors to do all kinds of tourism depending on the tastes and capacities of each person (adventure, relaxation, bird watching, etc). It is worth mentioning that in Santander is the second deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon of Colorado: the Chicamocha Canyon, and the one that is recognized as the most beautiful town in Colombia: Barichara.