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 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.
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.
The picturesque pueblo of Jericó in Antioquia is becoming a tourist attraction after the canonization of Mother Laura.

Jericó calling

The recent canonization of Mother Laura, Colombia’s first native-born saint, puts Jericó on the global stage.
Honda, Tolima, Colombia

Honda: Colonial gateway to the Magdalena

Along the Magdalena River, the stone streets of Honda take visitors back to the Colonial era and beyond.

Boyacá backwaters

One of the greenest of all departments in Colombia - Boyacá - offers a varied agenda for tourists.
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.
With its colonial hotels and hot thermal springs Paipa is a getaway in the heart of Boyaca.

Paipa: Hot springs for summer

Often overshadowed by the serene and colonial Villa de Leyva, Paipa is a nearby destination known for its hot healing springs and cold highland lake.
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.

Sutatausa: Town of heart and coal

Two hours northeast of Bogotá, visitors can step back in time to an age of coal and makeshift mines. The small town of Tausa now wants to reel-in tourists.
An hour from the capital, La Chorrera is Colombia's highest known waterfall.

La Chorrera: A waterfall to remember

An easy day trip from Bogotá, La Chorrera offers hiking and the chance to marvel at the country's highest known waterfall.

On the trail of volcano tourism in Colombia

Volcanoes are very visible when traveling through most of central Colombia and even though some remain dormant, hikers can climb up to the crater of the active Nevado del Ruíz

Honda: A “City of Bridges” in 48 hours

Set in the breathtaking river valley of the Magdalena, Honda preserves its colonial charm and its historic buildings recall an age of maritime grandeur.
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.

Guatapé: Rock of ages

Old mule tracks and a giant basalt rock are some of the attractions of Guatapé, Antioquia.
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.
One of Colombia's most challenging rivers: Rio Suárez.

Taming the Suárez

For some the ultimate challenge, for others, a night-mare with paddles. The Río Suárez in Santander is all about extreme adrenaline.