Caribbean

Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta. Colombia’s three largest Caribbean cities each have tons to offer, from colonial architecture to tropical beaches. The Caribbean region is also home to small towns virtually lost in time and the stark desert beauty of the northern La Guajira region.

Casa en el Agua: An island to find your “inner Dolphin”

Built on an outcrop of sand, the ecological hostel Casa en el Agua may be removed from mainland Colombia, but you won't feel like Caribbean castaway.
The Republican pier in Lorica, Cordoba.

Lorica: The ‘lost’ colonial city of Cordoba

Abandoned for decades, Lorica is a gem of the Republican age located on the banks of the Sinú River.

The Zenú: Gold, ghosts and plenty of pirates

With Semana Santa around the corner, Colombians head to the coast. When in Cartagena, visit a gold museum dedicated to the lost Zenú culture
Waterfalls along a trail near Minca, Colombia.

Minca: A remote paradise

Overlooking the tropical bays and waters of the Caribbean, Minca is a coveted outpost for foreigners.
The tranquil bay of Capurgana in the Darien.

Capurganá: Paradise earned

To enjoy the earthly paradise of Capurganá and Sapzurro you must be prepared to take the paths less traveled.

Five destinations on Colombia’s coast

From literary towns to a mud-filled volcano, don't miss these five 'must-visit' destinations on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

San Fernando: Cartagena’s forgotten fort and other island-hopping lore

Removed from the beaches of Cartagena is Bocachica, steeped in history and home to a fort that served as the first line of defense against British pirates.

Forbes sets its sight on Cartagena’s “cool” Getsemaní

The financial news publication Forbes has featured Getsemaní in a travel story as the "coolest" neighborhood in Cartagena.
Tolú

Finding a beach to call your own in Tolú

Slightly off the tourist trail, Tolú offers Caribbean paradise without the throngs of Cartagena or Santa Marta.
Santa Cruz de Islote

Island of many souls

One of the world's most densely populated areas, Islote, in the San Bernardo islands is home to more than a thousand.

Barranquilla’s legendary Carnival ready to welcome the world

The country's most famous fiesta is set to take to the streets and a four-day revelry that consumes Barranquilla.

Mompox: Colonial masterpiece at the heart of imagination

The colonial town of Mompox on the Magdalena River was at the epicenter of Simón Bolívar's Independence campaign and a place where imagination runs wild.

Playa Blanca on Barú reopens to tourism after rash of boating accidents

The popular beach of Playa Blanca on the peninsula of Barú has reopened to tourists with strict measures announced to ensure public safety with watersports.
Nestled along secluded bays of the Colombian Caribbean, this town is a hot destination for travelers.

Paradise at Palomino

Palomino is becoming the hot new Caribbean destination, offering breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada.

Cool and “steamy” escapes for a St.Valentine’s in Colombia

A romantic escape to the beach can leave you exhausted. Here, some destinations that will sweep you off your feet for St.Valentine's in Colombia.
Getsemani, Cartagena

Getsemaní: lost and found

Once abandoned to drugs and prostitution, Getsemaní is now one of Cartagena's most vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.