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.

Girardot: The town that rails and rumba built

Girardot’s strategic location on the Magdalena River has historically attracted commerce. The city is home to the annual Tourism Pageant that celebrates regional diversity.
On the fringes of the Colombian capital, the Chicaque nature reserve allows guests to walk in the permanent cloud forest.

Chicaque: Retreat to the clouds

A 300 hectare park on the outskirts of Bogotá offers guests the opportunity to walk in a cloud forest and admire the unique biodiversity.
Flying tandem over the sabana de Bogotá.

Sailing Sopó wind

Get swept off your feet paragliding in the high Andean wind and an easy escape from the Bogotá rush.

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

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.

A hike to the peak of the Santa Isabel glacier is a race against...

A hike to the summit of Santa Isabel in Los Nevados National Park is a chance to reflect on the impact of global warming on our glaciers.
Neusa near Bogotá was once a Musica sacred lake.

Neusa: Lake of ‘mystics’

Once a sacred lake of the Muisca, Neusa, with its tranquil waters and pine forests is a great escape for word conscious day-trippers.
Race the river Negro near the sugarcane producing town of Tobia in the foothills of Cundinamarca

Sweet adventures in Tobia

From producing fine sugarcane to hosting tourists with adventure sports, Tobia is a sweet escape.

Sandoná: A jewel in Nariño

Sandoná is a hidden gem in the Nariño highlands and a must-see town close to the Galeras volcano.
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.
Rio Claro offers caving and water activities near Medellin.

Río Claro: Rural refuge

Set among limestone, Río Claro offers tourists caving and exploring the ruins of Escobar’s eccentric Hacienda Napoles.
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.
The Puente de Occidente over the Cauca River.

Highlands of stone and steel

Santa Fe de Antioquia is more than a balmy outpost of Antioqueño hospitality. It's a tribute to Old World engineering.
Girardot is one of Colombia's most visited resort towns.

Heat of the moments

Melgar and Girardot thrive on low cost tourism. With high temperatures, the fun is staying cool by a pool.

Huila: Return to deepest Colombia

Our Bogotá street reporter par excelence travels the open road to Huila and discovers a genuine Colombian experience, tinted with Kerouacian nostalgia.
August is the month of wind with the kite festival in Villa de Leyva.

Running with kites

August is the month of kites and a spectacle in one of this country’s most attractive destinations, Villa de Leyva.