Colombia

Photo of the Week: Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert The otherworldly Tatacoa Desert lies in the Huila Department of Colombia, about 320km south of Bogota. Even though it is called a desert, the Tatacoa is actually a tropical dry forest. And it covers 330 square kilometers around the town of Villavieja. Millions of years ago, the Tatacoa was covered with flowers and trees. …

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Ciudad Perdida

Ciudad Perdida: A Guide to the Lost City of Colombia

A Brief History of Ciudad Perdida The journey from El Mamey to the Lost City is an experience that is likely to live with you forever, as you stride out along the slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and allow your surroundings to transport you back to the 14th century. Ciudad Perdida is one of the …

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Photo of the Week: Las Lajas Sanctuary

Churches and shrines have been built in beautiful settings, but none comes close to the stunning yet precarious location of the Las Lajas Santuary. Located in the state of Nariño in southern Colombia, the building sits perilously on a 130 feet tall bridge built over the Guaitara river, at less than seven miles from the …

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Five Beautiful Colonial Towns in Colombia

Five Beautiful Colonial Towns in Colombia Colombia is no longer a well-kept secret travel destination in South America. With huge improvement on safety and the country’s tourism board spending millions of dollars in promotion, Colombia is emerging from its haunting past to be in the bucket list of many wanderlusters. There are many reasons why …

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The tales of two colonial towns in Colombia: Cartagena vs Mompóx

A walk back in time Founded in 1533 by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena de Indias was named after Cartagena, Spain, where most of his sailors were from. The town experienced an exponential growth due to its strategic location on the Caribbean coast and its wealth of the region, especially gold mining. It soon …

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Rock of Guatapé

Photo of the Week: The Rock of Guatapé

The Rock of Guatapé This is a massive monolithic rock formation 86km from Medellin, Colombia. It is believed that the Tahamies Indians, former inhabitants of this region, used to worship the rock. In the 1940s, it was declared as a “National Monument” by the Colombian government. The rock lies at the border of Guatapé and …

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Travel to Colombia FAQs

Travel to Colombia FAQs

Colombia is fast becoming one of South America’s best travel destinations. Picturesque landscapes, Caribbean beaches, snowcapped mountains, ancient ruins, and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, this country is a true gem for travelers looking for something more than a typical South America travel experience. Colombia has worked hard to overcome its negative image of …

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Chilling out in Colombia’s Coffee Country

  Chilling out in Colombia’s Coffee Country High in the hills of central Colombia, where the fog is heavy and the vegetation the deepest of greens, you’ll find the country’s capital of chill. I first went to Salento back in 2010. We planned a few days there, but could have spent more. It’s a great …

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Photo of the Week: Colonial Streets of Barichara Colombia

It seems nearly every street you walk down in Barichara Colombia is a picturesque one of fine cobbled stones and white-washed houses with views stretching to the countryside and mountains beyond. Barichara itself is a relaxed town, up in the hills. It’s one of the finest of Colombia’s colonial remnants. Barichara and Guane can be …

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