Pacific

The Colombian Pacific begins with the city of Cali and includes the expansive Valle del Cauca, as well as the major port city of Buenaventura and the Chocó department. It is a natural paradise for whale watching and home to some of Colombia’s most valuable natural resources.

Chevrolet Corvair in the Darien

The lost Corvair of the Darien

In 1961, a Chevrolet dealer in Chicago sponsored an attempt to cross the Darien Gap. Only two of three cars ever arrived.

Never miss out on a beach: Four of Colombia’s most beautiful

With a Caribbean and Pacific coastline, there are countless stretches of beach in Colombia to explore, each with their own beauty and natural charm. Here four options for your next excursion.

More of paradise in a post-conflict Colombia

Think you’ve seen it all? Colombia's post-conflict is opening up travel destinations unseen until now by the outside world.
Las Lajas

Legends meet landscapes at Las Lajas sanctuary

Colombia's Las Lajas sanctuary, emerging from a rocky gorge, has been named among the most beautiful in the world.
View of the grey beaches of Gorgona island.

Gorgona: “Terrible” times

A former prison colony in Colombia's Pacific waters is now a nature reserve for deep water scuba diving.

Step into Cali with our insider’s guide

Cali is synonymous with salsa, champús and an afternoon Pacific breeze that bathes the capital of Valle del Cauca like clockwork. Although time is always measured in steps.
Bahia Solano in Colombia

Cruising the Pacific tides in Bahía Solano

Isolated and peaceful, the Pacific town of Bahía Solano is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and whale watchers.
The whale season in Colombia starts mid July and runs until October.

Whale season in Bahía Malaga

From July until October, thousands of grey humpback whales congregate in the warm waters near Bahía Malaga.
A fisherman navigates the waters near Tumaco, Colombia.

Turning the tide in Tumaco

Cut off from most of Colombia by miles of impenetrable forest, tides and tusnamis Tumaco is an isolated Pacific "pearl."
View of colonial Pasto, capital of Nariño.

The gentle side of Pasto

Pasto. There's never a dull moment when spending time next to a volcano and a trout filled lake.
The streets of Condoto, Choco.

Hymns to Condoto ‘Town’

The recently-released album by Colombia’s favorite hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown sings the praises of Condoto.
Tatacoa desert in Colombia

Beyond the Tatacoa sky

Appearing out of nowhere, the Tatacoa is one of Colombia's most unusual landscapes and a window to the stars.
The hacienda of 'La María' in Paraiso, Valle de Cauca.

Destination ‘Paraíso’

The hacienda Jorge Isaacs built in the Valle de Cauca has become a literary shrine to his great heroine and novel, La María.
Whale watching season lasts four months along the Pacific.

Paradise for whales and tourists

It isn’t the easiest place to get to, but the spectacle of whale watching is a once in a lifetime experience.

An unexpected trip to Cerro Tokio

Once the scene of a fierce battle, Cerro Tokio (Tokio Hill) is now part of the tourist circuit in Valle del Cauca.
The colonial streets of Popayan.

Touring the ‘White City’

Known as the 'White City,' Popayán is an important hub for tourists doing the southern circuit.

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