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.

Tayrona Park reopens after eco “healing” helps endangered biodiversity

Closed for one month by the indigenous groups that inhabit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the PNN Tayrona reopens confirming the existence of endangered jaguars, pumas and the paujil.
The Republican pier in Lorica, Cordoba.

Lorica: The ‘lost’ colonial city of Cordoba

Abandoned for decades, Lorica is a gem of the Republican age located on the banks of the Sinú River.
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.
Nestled along secluded bays of the Colombian Caribbean, this town is a hot destination for travelers.

Paradise at Palomino

Palomino is becoming the hot new Caribbean destination, offering breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada.
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.

Minca: The Ultimate Getaway in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Minca, in the hills above Santa Marta, has positioned itself as an obligatory destination on the travel circuit of the coast. Here, an insider's guide to this tropical getaway.

La Arenosa: A guide to what’s new in Colombia’s vibrant port city

Here’s a guide to what’s new and “hot” in Colombia’s port city of Barranquilla, fondly known as La Arenosa.
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Lost City found and lost again

The Lost City of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an awe-inspiring attraction, but what about the area's native residents?
A city of diversity and opportunity is also one of Colombia's hubs for gastronomy.

Barranquilla: Place of peoples

With its long history of receiving immigrants, Barranquilla today is a business hub that celebrates diversity.
Sailing to Cartagena on the Stahlratte

Setting sail for Cartagena

When traveling from Panama to Cartagena, try the old-fashioned way: sailing on a multi-day island-hopping cruise.
Maicao mosque

Maicao: far from Mecca

Home to South America's second largest mosque, Maicao is a dusty border town well off the beaten tourist track.
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.

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...
Getsemani, Cartagena

Getsemaní: lost and found

Once abandoned to drugs and prostitution, Getsemaní is now one of Cartagena's most vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.

Playa Blanca on Barú reopens to tourism after rash of boating accidents

The popular beach of Playa Blanca on the peninsula of Barú has reopened to tourists with strict measures announced to ensure public safety with watersports.

What’s new in old Santa Marta?

One of the preferred vacation destinations on the coast, Santa Marta continues to innovate with more options for the demanding traveler.