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 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.
Isla Providencia, Colombia by Richard Emblin

Providencia: unspoiled isle

Resisting temptations of oil and unchecked tourism, Providencia is one of Colombia's most unspoiled destinations.

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.

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.
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.

Cool and “steamy” escapes for a St.Valentine’s in Colombia

A romantic escape to the beach can leave you exhausted. Here, some destinations that will sweep you off your feet for St.Valentine's in Colombia.

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.

Taking the slow boat up the Magdalena River

Even though Mompox will be connected to the rest of Colombia by bridge, the preferred means of getting to this colonial town is riding a time-tested ferry.

Casa en el Agua: An island to find your “inner Dolphin”

Built on an outcrop of sand, the ecological hostel Casa en el Agua may be removed from mainland Colombia, but you won't feel like Caribbean castaway.
The Zona Bananera of Colombia

Land of ‘La Unite’

In the early 20th century, the United Fruit Company ran Colombia’s northern coast, and bananas were mean business.

Forbes sets its sight on Cartagena’s “cool” Getsemaní

The financial news publication Forbes has featured Getsemaní in a travel story as the "coolest" neighborhood in Cartagena.

The Zenú: Gold, ghosts and plenty of pirates

With Semana Santa around the corner, Colombians head to the coast. When in Cartagena, visit a gold museum dedicated to the lost Zenú culture
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.
Getsemani, Cartagena

Getsemaní: lost and found

Once abandoned to drugs and prostitution, Getsemaní is now one of Cartagena's most vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.
Cartagena is more than a resort town. It's an important business center in the Caribbean.

Cartagena: Break with ‘Convention’

While many flock to Cartagena on vacation, the old city also caters to business travelers in search of a break from the 'Convention.'

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.

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