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.

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.
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.
Waterfalls along a trail near Minca, Colombia.

Minca: A remote paradise

Overlooking the tropical bays and waters of the Caribbean, Minca is a coveted outpost for foreigners.
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.
Aracataca

Aracataca: The legacy of ‘Gabo’

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

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.
Flamingos in Colombia's La Guajira department. (Photo by Jacqui de Klerk)

On Colombia’s north coast, La Guajira’s pristine flamingo paradise

On Colombia's northern coast, a unique reserve brims with pink flamingos, though climate change has threatened their numbers.

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.

Cartagena: From the most classic to cool and contemporary

Heading to Cartagena for the end of the year? Here, some tips on what's new in the Old.
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.

Four days at the heart of Colombia’s Lost City

A trek to the Lost City is an obligatory part of the Colombian "adventure," but the human footprint must respect ancestral ways and the pristine nature.
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.
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.
Semana Santa in the Colombian town of Mompox.

Mompox: saints, sinners and masons

An austere Semana Santa contrasts with pagan traditions and colorful history in the legendary Magdalena town of Mompox.
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.