Soak up the sun on the stunning beaches of Tayrona National Park or admire the majestic snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Your adventures can take you from the famous port city of Cartegena to the Tatacoa desert. You can soar over the cool green mountains of the Andes in a parasail or trek through the mysterious Amazon region. Natural wonders abound: the five-colored waters of Caño Cristales, the deep valleys carved from the verdant mountains, the sea of seven colors that surround San Andres and Providencia Islands – once dominated by the real pirates of the Caribbean.
Does your idea of a trek involve browsing chic new boutiques or exploring exotic new flavors at a sumptuous restaurant? Are you more inclined toward dancing shoes than hiking boots? City lovers have much to celebrate in Colombia as well. Bogota, the capital, has become a gastronomic destination; Medellin’s innovation and beauty have earned it international awards; Cali is famous for its exuberant salsa scene. When you’re in the mood for a more leisurely pace, enjoy a stroll through the captivating architecture of a old Colonial town, or visit one of the tiny pueblos where a simpler yet fulfilling way of life has been passed down for generations.
Colombia is a country of contrasts and contradictions, with a complicated past and a bright future. It is a land of laughter, of dancing, of color and beauty, but most of all, it is home to a community of people who greet life with an unfailing smile.
Read more about traveling in Colombia travel in our Colombia Travel articles and City Guides. If you had a longer stay in mind, check out our Retirement Guide. Colombia-Today will help you make the most of your visit and discover all that Colombia has to offer.