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!