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.

Lagos de Menegua, near Villavicencio.

Honeymoon for six

Puerto López might not be your typical romantic getaway, but then there’s a place for everyone in Colombia.

Buga: Town caught in a spiral of time

This town known for its miracles and imposing Basilica also offers tourists a chance to step back in time to ages of architectural splendour.
An hour from the capital, La Chorrera is Colombia's highest known waterfall.

La Chorrera: A waterfall to remember

An easy day trip from Bogotá, La Chorrera offers hiking and the chance to marvel at the country's highest known waterfall.
Colombia offers spectacular views for campers.

Where to pitch your tent in the Colombian Andes

If enamoured by the landscapes of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, there are several camping options not far from the capital.

Guadalupe and Colombia’s other rainbow river

A devout town in Santander is promoting its own "rainbow river" to visitors and claims it's equally as beautiful as Cano Cristales.
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.

Saddling up for Colombia’s majestic Chicamocha Canyon

The Chicamocha Canyon is an endurance test for cyclists. But, the reward is in the breathtaking scenery of Santander.

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.

Insider’s guide to Villa de Leyva

Hemmed-in by orchards and olive groves, the colonial enclave of Villa de Leyva remains one of Colombia's must see destinations.
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.
El Tren de la Sabana de Bogotá

Riding the ‘Zipa’ train

Take the Turistren to the town of Zipaquirá for a relaxed and unique trip through the Sabana de Bogotá by train.
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.
Close to Bogotá, Chingaza is a water reserve high in the Andes.

Chingaza: Wild,wet and woolly

The tundra-like wetland of Chingaza can be a soggy, yet very satisfying outdoor experience.
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.
Filandia, Quindio by Triangulo del Cafe Travel

Filandia of the Andes

In the heart of Colombia's coffee region, Filandia offers picture-perfect scenery, affordability and a laid-back lifestyle.
In Sabaneta, Antioquia, fake can be fascinating.

Sabaneta: ‘Fonda’ life

Firewater in a '"faux" finca setting? Sabaneta, Antioquia, is home to the 'tipicó' Fonda where ‘fake’ is both charming and fascinating.