Colombia: a country full of treasures
Bordered by the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon, Colombia is bursting with riches. Flights into Cartagena or San Andres provide travellers with the perfect departure point for a vacation replete with biodiversity and cultural abundance.
Modernity and colonialism
Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, is modern and dynamic. In Cartagena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—tourists can stroll along the city’s ramparts. And in Popayan, all of the businesses and public buildings are painted white.
Music, dance and festivals
The sound of guitars, mandolins, flutes, drums and marimbas animates all of the country’s cities. At the Blacks and Whites’ Carnival as well as Barranquilla’s, the cumbia, thevallenato and even the salsa are danced. There’s also the folk festival in Ibague, theFestival of the Flowers in Medellín and the Cali Fair at the end of the year. The timing of any vacation to Colombia matters little—they’re always celebrating!
In the tropical climate of this country, coffee, flowers and tropical fruits are cultivated. So close to the Equator, Colombia has an ideal temperature and constant sunlight—perfect for chasing the Northern Hemisphere blues away.
The Andes, the Amazon and beaches
Sunlight and beach junkies head to Colombia to visit the Islas del Rosario or else the island of San Andres, known for its white-sand beaches. Snorkelling or scuba diving is popular there. In the south of the country, the Amazon, the longest river in the world, and the area’s flora and fauna—like pink dolphins—can be found. Athletic types can also climb the majestic Andes to take in the green landscapes. There’s something for everyone in Colombia!
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