For years Colombia has gotten a bad reputation. News headlines and negative portrayals on television and in movies of security risks have made tourists fear and therefore avoid Colombia. However, these days more and more travelers are learning Colombia is a hidden vacation gem in plain sight.
The Weather Is Nearly Perfect
It’s unlikely you will ever find a need to turn on the air conditioner or the heater in 80% of Colombia because the majority of the country’s climate ranges from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit year round.
There Is Something for every Traveler
- Discover colonial Cartagena on a Horse and Carriage Ride – Colombia’s most popular destination was founded in 1533 by Spanish Conquistador Don Pedro de Heredia as “Cartagena de Indias”. Cartagena de Indias was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site because of its colonial walled city; and just walking through to its cozy narrow streets is enough to understand why.
- Explore the Caribbean Coast, Beaches, and Tayrona National Park – The Rosario islands are just south of Cartagena in the Caribbean and offer a good snorkeling and nice all-inclusive beach resorts. With its pristine white sand beaches and exclusive beach resorts, the island of San Andres is popular with Colombian tourists. The modern city of Santa Marta is north of Cartagena and provides easy access to the thick jungles and pristine white sand beaches of Tayrona National Park.
- Indulge with some of the World’s Best Coffee – A visit to the region of Antioquia and the Eje Cafetero, which is Colombia’s main coffee growing region, reward travelers with some of the most picturesque mountain scenery in all of Colombia and a chance to indulge in a cup of some of the world’s best coffee.
- Get wet and wild on the Amazon River- Hike it, camp it, kayak it and more- the Amazon River is filled with wonderment that nature lovers can’t get enough of. Just a few of the things you may see along the Amazon River are monkeys, pink dolphins, colorful parrots and more.
- Strike gold in Bogotá- This museum houses the largest pre-Hispanic gold work collection in the world. Not only is this Colombia’s most famous museum, it is also called the most fascinating in all of South America.
With its great diversity of landscape between mountains, deserts, rivers, valleys, jungles and Caribbean coastline, the sky is the limit for adventure travelers. Head to San Gil, said to be the adventure sport capital of Colombia, and get your adrenaline running by rafting the Class IV and V rapids of the Suarez River. Or take your chance at rappelling down a 250 foot waterfall while taking in gorgeous tropical scenery. And if that is not enough, travelers can paraglide over some of the most beautiful canyons in all of South America.
Treasures of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast
View the Itinerary for the Treasures of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast Private Vacation Package where you will experience the very best of Colombia’s spectacular Caribbean coast.