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.

The bar at the Brisa Loca Hostel in Santa Marta

Gone with the ‘Crazy Wind’

As the founder of ‘Brisa Loca’ in Santa Marta, Ryan Dore chose the old city to offer travelers a more vibrant experience.
Turbo, Colombia

Turbo: no tourists here

You're likely to find refreshingly few tourists in Turbo, on Colombia's northern coast, if you're adventurous enough to stick around.
Volcano El Totumo Visitors

Volcán el Totumo: A volcano for a spa

Between Cartagena and Barranquilla, tourists flock to a 12-meter-high volcano to wallow in a mud bath of minerals.
Mompós plaza being restored

Restoring Mompós

Renovations in this important historical town have generated controversy regarding just how much to change from the past.
Aracataca

Aracataca: The legacy of ‘Gabo’

Aracataca, Gabriel García Márquez's birthplace, bursts with references to his celebrated works.

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