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.

The stone tombs of Tierradentro are part of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Adventures in Tierradentro

The remote hypogeum of Tierradentro, Cauca, was once home to an ancestral peoples who built elaborate burial chambers.
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.
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.

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.

Cali: City of atonements

For many, Cali is synonymous with salsa. Garreth Parks explores a city with a more genteel feel.
San Cipriano brujitas by Esme McAvoy

‘Witch’craft and railroads

It's not magic. The motorized 'brujita' rail cars of San Cipriano are an exciting way to visit the Pacific town.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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 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.