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.

From the bay of Taganga, travelers can venture east towards Tayrona Park for empty and pristine beaches.

Taganga: Friendly ‘pirates’

Don’t be a trapped in Taganga. One of Colombia’s most picturesque towns is an exercise in finding trips to empty beaches.
La Guajira Wayuu

Into the Wild East

Cut off from the rest of the country by culture and geography, La Guajira is a wild region of stark beauty.
Mompox by Andres Tobon

My best, exotic Mompós

The rhythms of colonial Mompós seem from a different era, particularly for a foreigner running a guest house.
Mompós plaza being restored

Restoring Mompós

Renovations in this important historical town have generated controversy regarding just how much to change from the past.
Cartagena is more than a resort town. It's an important business center in the Caribbean.

Cartagena: Break with ‘Convention’

While many flock to Cartagena on vacation, the old city also caters to business travelers in search of a break from the 'Convention.'
The Zona Bananera of Colombia

Land of ‘La Unite’

In the early 20th century, the United Fruit Company ran Colombia’s northern coast, and bananas were mean business.

Back to the farm

It’s not what Orwell had in mind when he wrote Animal Farm, but when on the coast, el Solar, is fun for the whole family, including yours.
Boaters in Bocachica

Bocachica: open secret

Twenty minutes outside of Cartagena, Bocachica is worlds removed with empty beaches and fresh cheap seafood.
A Veery finch by Kelly Colgan Azar

Alone in the forest

Fear of being alone in the Sierra Nevada didn't stop Nick Bayly's mission to research Veery finch migration.