Pacific

The Colombian Pacific begins with the city of Cali and includes the expansive Valle del Cauca, as well as the major port city of Buenaventura and the Chocó department. It is a natural paradise for whale watching and home to some of Colombia’s most valuable natural resources.

Cali: City of atonements

For many, Cali is synonymous with salsa. Garreth Parks explores a city with a more genteel feel.
San Cipriano brujitas by Esme McAvoy

‘Witch’craft and railroads

It's not magic. The motorized 'brujita' rail cars of San Cipriano are an exciting way to visit the Pacific town.

Route 37: The ‘Inner Land’

When hitting the road in Colombia, it's often best to trust the advice of locals than the experts in cyberspace.
Utria National Park in Chocó by Sebastien Longhurst

On Utría time

Operating on a different concept of time, the Parque Nacional Ensenada de Utría is a revitalizing and dramatic destination.
The stone tombs of Tierradentro are part of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Adventures in Tierradentro

The remote hypogeum of Tierradentro, Cauca, was once home to an ancestral peoples who built elaborate burial chambers.
Not everything foreigners are exposed to makes for a picture-perfect moment.

Looking beyond the beach

Colombia is pushing its ethno-tourism. But not everything we are shown makes for a picture perfect moment.