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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Not everything foreigners are exposed to makes for a picture-perfect moment.

Looking beyond the beach

Colombia is pushing its ethno-tourism. But not everything we are shown makes for a picture perfect moment.
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.

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.
Utria National Park in Chocó by Sebastien Longhurst

On Utría time

Operating on a different concept of time, the Parque Nacional Ensenada de Utría is a revitalizing and dramatic destination.
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.
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.
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.

Route 37: The ‘Inner Land’

When hitting the road in Colombia, it's often best to trust the advice of locals than the experts in cyberspace.
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.
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.

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