Why Visit Colombia?
(28/03/2012)Colombia is the hottest new destination in South America, our new Colombia Coffee and Beaches Tour takes in the main highlights which include Caribbean beaches, lush tropical forests, modern cities and mountains. Here are our reasons why you Colombia should be on everybody's travel wishlist.
It’s not as dangerous as you think. Some areas, such as the border with Panama, are not recommended but the good news is that Colombia’s best attractions are safer to visit than ever, and the Colombian people are welcoming visitors with open arms.
Even if you never touch the stuff, there is something magical about visiting the home of the brown bean; and it’s not just the coffee that entices. Colombia´s coffee growing region is a gorgeous paradise of green hills and colonial haciendas. It is the home of the 230 ft giant palm tree, the Quimbaya Reserve full of birds, monkeys and butterflies, and edges on the Los Nevador National Park with hikes into the snow capped peaks of the high Andes mountains.
How about a place where the jungle meets the sea? Where a walled city has fought off pirates for centuries and where accommodations range from luxury resorts to cozy beach-front cabanas. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Cartagena or enjoy the quiet natural beauty of Tayrona Park. For the ultimate in paradise islands and some really excellent diving, head out to the islands of Providencia and San Andres.
Bogota, Medellin and Cali are all fun packed cities but each with their own special character. For unpretentious exuberance and the soul of salsa; Cali is a lot of fun. Medellin in known as a more sedate city, now one of Latin America’s safest big cities, it is a modern and progressive place.
Surrounded by mountains, blessed with a mild climate and warm, friendly people, Medellin is a great place to get to know Colombia. Bogota is a sophisticated modern city with excellent museums, galleries and one of the best cultural scenes in South America.
5. Small Towns
Outside the cities, remote and hidden towns live as if time has stood still. From the exquisite filigree gold work of Mompox, the café culture and whitewashed calm of Popayan to the perfectly preserved colonial town of Villa de Leyva. Step back in time and enjoy the peace of Colombia’s colonial towns.
Visit Colombia on our Coffee and Beaches Tour