San Gil is a municipality in Colombia, located in the department of Santander. It is known as the tourist capital of Santander. San Gil is located 96 kilometers from Bucaramanga, capital of the Department of Santander and 327 kilometers from the capital of the Republic Bogotá. Regarding the parallel of Ecuador and the Greenwich Meridian, the county seat is located at 6 ° 33 ‘north latitude and 73 ° 8′ west longitude. It is the capital of the province Guanentina and has an area of 145 square kilometers are inter-limits: On the north by the municipalities of Villanueva and Curití , on the east by Curití and Mogotes , south to the Valley of San Jose and Paramo , and the West with Pinchote , Cabrera and Barichara.
San Gil for his height of 1114 m has an average temperature of 24 ° C, a maximum of 32 ° C and a minimum of 16 ° C, the rainfall ranges from 600 to 1800 mm per year with an average of 1,200 mm, with times of higher rainfall during the months of April and May in the first half or main crop, and the months of September and October for mitaca plantings. The 82.2% of the floor heat is warm and only 17.8% is average.
San Gil is served by the Airport Wells located in the northern part of the city, at an altitude of 1750 meters, is one of the largest in the southern department of Santander, is a Category C, receives charter flights and Commercial Season Desk. He is currently in good condition due to a recent remodeling that took place in order to make it more competitive in the country and prepare for the growing demand for air travel due to tourism in the region, given that San Gil was declared the Tourist Capital of Santander. The airport has a comfortable passenger terminal, the respective control tower, aircraft parking platform, helipad, tennis punts – takeoffs, parking, among other services.