Caribbean

Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta. Colombia’s three largest Caribbean cities each have tons to offer, from colonial architecture to tropical beaches. The Caribbean region is also home to small towns virtually lost in time and the stark desert beauty of the northern La Guajira region.

Isla Fuerte: Small island, big wonders

Isla Fuerte is the least known and lesser visited of Colombia’s Caribbean islands, perhaps because of its location off the coast of Cordoba, 200...

Costeño Beach: Best surf secret in Tayrona

Inspired by the bestselling novel The Beach, two brothers created a surfer’s paradise in a remote stretch of Tayrona.
Embera huts dot the roadside in Mutatá.

Remote, revived Urabá reflects Colombia’s diversity

A trip to Urabá is a trip to a deeper Colombia, full of ethnic diversity, vibrant culture and sometimes painful memories.
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Tai chi-lling in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Looking to de-stress from city life? Get in touch with mind and body in Colombia's spectacular Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Tolú

Finding a beach to call your own in Tolú

Slightly off the tourist trail, Tolú offers Caribbean paradise without the throngs of Cartagena or Santa Marta.

Crusading for a more eco-friendly “Palomino way”

An important environmental effort is underway to keep the beach town of Palomino as pristine as humanly-possible.
Cascada Marinka outside of Santa Marta, Colombia

An insider’s guide to Santa Marta’s hidden ‘pearls’

Santa Marta is one of Colombia's many tropical paradises, and knowing where to go will earn you an even more relaxing trip far from the tourist throngs.

Plan-cation: Don’t miss the boat

When traveling in Colombia, it's best to heed the advice of locals so as to not get stranded.

Back to the farm

It’s not what Orwell had in mind when he wrote Animal Farm, but when on the coast, el Solar, is fun for the whole family, including yours.

Five destinations on Colombia’s coast

From literary towns to a mud-filled volcano, don't miss these five 'must-visit' destinations on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
The Republican pier in Lorica, Cordoba.

Lorica: The ‘lost’ colonial

Abandoned for decades, Lorica is a gem of the Republican age located on the banks of the Sinú River.
The tranquil bay of Capurgana in the Darien.

Capurganá: Paradise earned

To enjoy the earthly paradise of Capurganá and Sapzurro you must be prepared to take the paths less traveled.
The Morro of Santa Marta.

The guardian of Santa Marta

An outcropping of rock facing Santa Marta has protected this town for centuries. Now the protagonist of the new movie, El Faro.
Morgan's head on the island of Providencia.

Providencia: Inspiration of visibility

Don't let beaches, palm trees and turquoise water mislead. The island of Providencia basks in a pirate past.

Never lost in paradise

Here The City Paper's guide to sand, bays and those secluded coves in the not so remote ecosystem of Parque Tayrona.
The Republican architecture of central Cienaga.

Ciénaga: A sleeping beauty

A city that inspired a novel is kept alive through the voices of its peoples and imposing literary landmarks.

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