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.

Lagos de Menegua, near Villavicencio.

Honeymoon for six

Puerto López might not be your typical romantic getaway, but then there’s a place for everyone in Colombia.

Buga: Town caught in a spiral of time

This town known for its miracles and imposing Basilica also offers tourists a chance to step back in time to ages of architectural splendour.
Chamba pottery in Colombia's Magdalena region

It’s a ‘Chamba’

The town of La Chamba is home to Colombia's emblematic black earthenware, handmade and polished by locals.
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.

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.
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.
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.

Medellín: Where Botero bold meets plenty of beautiful

Colombia’s second largest city is constantly innovating and hosting important events. This month, Colombiamoda, brings out the best in fashion ahead of next month’s flower festival
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.
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.
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.

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

Between Earth and Sky: A guide to adventure travel in San Gil

San Gil is the adventure capital of Colombia and gateway to a region of stunning landscapes and agro-tourism.
A beautiful town in Santander offers visitors interesting shopping options.

Adventure shopping in Barichara

From bottles of frothy sabajón to hand-rolled cigars, Barichara on a weekend offers tourists plenty of adventure shopping. Don't miss out on our tips.
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.

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.

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