Known for its rich culture and its diverse landscape, if you are looking for a destination on the rise, travel to Colombia. Indeed, Colombia is the only Latin American country where you can enjoy the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, the Carribean and the Andes, without forgetting the Amazon. For these reasons, Colombia benefits from a rich fauna and flora resulting in a delicious selection of fruit and tropical juices. Colombia is also the country of coffee, where you can learn everything in the coffee-making process.
With a warm and welcoming people, Colombians celebrate all sorts of holidays and festivals with their culture that intermingles Indigenous, African, and Latin roots. Between the salsa, the cumbia and wild nights out in the more cosmopolitan cities, Colombian are famous for loving to dance and celebrate.
Bogota is Colombia’s high altitude capital. Explore Bogota’s historic center Candelaria with its cobblestoned streets peppered with colorful colonial homes with wooden balconies and patios replete with flowers. Some of the landmarks here to visit are the Teatro Colón, the neoclassic performance hall, and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. It’s also home to the Museo del Oro, displaying over 30,000 pre-Columbian gold pieces and emeralds, and the Museo Botero, showcasing the greatest collection of Fernando Botero’s art, and other masterpieces of the Impressionist and Modernist eras.
Tayrona National Park
The magical Tayrona National Park, in northern Colombia, is a large protected area with a rich biodiversity between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Carribean coast covered in a thick rainforest. Probably the closest you will come to visiting Paradise on Earth, this parc is also home to sumptuous white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. At its heart, the Pueblito ruins are an archaeological site accessed via forest trails, with terraces and structures built by the Tayrona civilization.