Andes

The Andes stretch across central Colombia and encompass the country’s most populous cities. With an incredible biodiversity ranging from high-altitude páramos to the temperate rolling hills of Medellin and the Coffee Region, the Colombian Andes offer something for everyone.

Ruana made in Nobsa, Boyacá

Made in Nobsa

Nobsa, Boyacá hosts an annual International Ruana Day to celebrate the traditional Muisca garment.
Houses and shops in Salento, Colombia

Seduced by Salento

Gateway to one of Colombia’s most beautiful valleys, the Valle de Cocora, is Salento: a picture perfect colonial town.
A train once connected Apulo to Bogotá.

Apulo: The other sun-soaked getaway for Bogotá residents

For decades, Apulo has offered a sun-soaked, hot-country getaway for residents of Colombia's capital tired of the cold and rain.
With its colonial hotels and hot thermal springs Paipa is a getaway in the heart of Boyaca.

Paipa: Hot springs for summer

Often overshadowed by the serene and colonial Villa de Leyva, Paipa is a nearby destination known for its hot healing springs and cold highland lake.

Close to Bogotá hotspots for rainy day escapes

Escape Bogotá rain with these mountain destinations that almost guarantee warm sunny days all year round.
The Catedral de Sal in the Sabana de Bogotá

Shortcut to the Sabana

Just outside the city, the Sabana de Bogotá is a world apart. Lush meadows and forests make a relaxing day trip.
Salamina weaver in Colombia

The weaver of Salamina

When the mills moved away from Salamina, Ester Chiliguano stayed to teach new students and keep the weaving tradition alive.
Chamba pottery in Colombia's Magdalena region

It’s a ‘Chamba’

The town of La Chamba is home to Colombia's emblematic black earthenware, handmade and polished by locals.

Guatapé: Rock of ages

Old mule tracks and a giant basalt rock are some of the attractions of Guatapé, Antioquia.

Pueblito Boyacense: All of Boyacá in one day

An eccentric version of all of Boyacá condensed into a single town makes for a quirky destination for tourists.
The Guavio reservoir in Cundinamarca.

Guavio: A ‘dam’ good outing

Looking for a scenic ‘G route’ across Cundinamarca? Pass through Guasca, Gama, Gachalá and Gachetá to reach Guavio.

Zipaquira: Small Cundinamarca town built on more than salt

Zipaquirá is one of Bogotá's many satellite communities and known for it's cavernous Catedral de Sal. But there is more to see than columns of salt and crosses.
One of Colombia's most challenging rivers: Rio Suárez.

Taming the Suárez

For some the ultimate challenge, for others, a night-mare with paddles. The Río Suárez in Santander is all about extreme adrenaline.

Huila: A lesser-known secret of southern Colombia

Once shunned on the tourism map for its proximity to conflict zones, the department of Huila has plenty to offer visitors, including the world famous park of San Agustín, and plenty of achiras
The main cathedral in Manizales, Colombia

Beyond coffee in Caldas

Oliver Harvey tours wind-swept Manizales and what just might be Colombia’s coffee central, Chinchiná.
Children play excavate near Villa de Leyva, Boyacá.

On the Dino trail in Villa de Leyva

Every generation rediscovers its dinosaur past. In Colombia there are paleontological sites scattered across Tolima, Santander and Boyacá.