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.

Lengerke's trail through Colombia

On Lengerke’s trail

A walker's paradise, Guane offers visitors the chance to retrace the steps German explorer Geo von Lengerke.
The holiday season offers visitors the chance to enjoy Villa de Leyva.

Villa de Leyva “extreme”

Heading to Villa de Leyva? Catch an ancient music festival and an endurance BMX race by Andes Epic.

San Antonio de Pereira: The “sweetest” town in Antioquia’s Oriente

Some towns in the Oriente Antioqueño are sweeter than others, such as San Antonio de Pereira with its culture of everything "dulce"

Take a hike on the wild side of Cundinamarca

For a lush, mountainous hiking escape just a few miles and a world away from Bogotá, take a trek from Tena to Bojacá.

Paisaje Cultural Cafetero: Wax palms with Colombia coffee

Colombia’s coffee region was inscribed on the UN World Heritage List for its natural beauty, Antioquian architecture, traditional craftmanship - and of course - famous beans.
View of colonial Honda by William Moore.

Twilight in Tolima

Honda on the Magdalena River is an ideal destination for those who enjoy ranch life, negotiating bulls and afternoon cocktails.
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.

Sandoná: A jewel in Nariño

Sandoná is a hidden gem in the Nariño highlands and a must-see town close to the Galeras volcano.

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.
The Catedral de Sal in the Sabana de Bogotá

Shortcut to the Sabana

Just outside the city, the Sabana de Bogotá is a world apart. Lush meadows and forests make a relaxing day trip.
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.
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.
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.
Ruana made in Nobsa, Boyacá

Made in Nobsa

Nobsa, Boyacá hosts an annual International Ruana Day to celebrate the traditional Muisca garment.
Chaguaní celebrates singleness each May during the Festival del Soltero.

Be single and mingle at Chaguaní’s Festival del Soltero

For three days each year everyone in the Colombian town of Chaguaní gets to be single again as part of the Festival del Soltero cultural celebration.
Anapoima, Cundinamarca

Weekenders: Anapoima

Just a short drive outside of Bogotá, the town of Anapoima offers a perfect climate and plenty of places to relax.