They say that Colombia has all of Latin America in one country. While we wouldn’t attempt to say this, it mirrors the intricacy and variety of the substance inside its nation, blending at various times, oceanside and mountain, experience and serenity.
It’s a surprising combination of scenes because of its ideal position right on the equator and the scope of heights accessible. Start right at the top, and you’ll find frigid mountain tops and extraordinary high-mountain fields; at the low heights, you’ll find tropical prairies or sea shores heated in the daylight.
In the middle between this, there’s much more verdant land, moving slopes, and the enthusiastic city of Bogota where the temperature is dependably around 17 – 20 degrees.
With this assortment, it’ll shock no one that Colombia offers an abundance of outside open doors. Stroll for a really long time through the wildernesses to find ancient destroys or challenge yourself with a journey in the mountains (preparing may be important!).
On the off chance that you’re to a greater degree a water child, go to the coast and partake on the planet’s well-known reef at Providencia. Obviously, in the event that this is all sounding a piece depleting, you’re thoroughly allowed to lie on one of the ravishing sea shores all things being equal!
It’s not just different in the scene; there is likewise a tremendous scope of metropolitan scenes. From the rambling streets of Bogota to cobblestoned towns on the slopes, there’s a combination of colonial, verifiable, and present-day architecture. Truly, here and there you’ll feel like you’ve meandered onto a film set. To return much further in time, then, at that point, visit Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city fabricated at some point between the eleventh and fourteenth hundreds of years.
We likewise love that Colombia has seen such a circle back as of late. The subsequent city, Medellin, has gone from a place with a vicious standing to an extraordinary tourist destination. It’s not just Medellin, either – the entire nation isn’t just more secure but overflowing with advancement. Furthermore, we should not fail to remember the espresso! With this on offer, where do you try and start planning a trip? We should view a portion of our number one things to do in Colombia.
10 Inspiring Things To Do In Colombia
1. Get Propelled By Street Art in Medellin’s Comuna 13
We realize we referenced street art in Bogota as of now, however as we would see it, it’s stuff like spray painting and street art that truly assist you with getting under the skin of a city (that, and food!). Particularly in Medellin, with its famously savage past, street art is a brilliant image of how far it has come from those days.
Comuna 13, where we suggest you take a tour, was once a landmark and presently is a no-nonsense art display.
After a legislative airstrike in the area in 2002, the occupants of Comuna 13 started making splendid, confident art with a scope of styles and impacts. The tour will take you around probably the most momentous pieces nearby as well as acquaint you with neighborhood shops and food.
It’s a protected method for seeing the city and talking to certain occupants, as well. You’ll leave to find out about Medellin.
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2. Wonder about Ancient Stonework at the Strange San Agustin Archeological Park
This is a phenomenal aspect of Colombia – that there’s not just one captivating ancient site settled in the mountains yet two! At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find north of 500 sculptures dabbed around a forest strolling trail.
As well as these enchanting sculptures (a large number of which wouldn’t be awkward in a cutting-edge art exhibition hall), you’ll track down landmarks, burial places, and the perfect Fuente de Lavapatas cut in the bed of a stream. There’s a San Agustin Archeological Park historical center to start you off, so you have some setting for the site, and afterward, you can explore freely.
As well as the focal park, there are several other more modest locales among the moving slopes close by – a jeep or horseback tour is the most ideal way to arrive, despite the fact that you’ll require two or three days.
3. Get Off the Beaten Track in Buga
This surprisingly strong contender of a town is concealed in the Cauca Valley and not visited by tourists, but rather its casual energies and occupant iguanas strolling around make it quite possibly the most thrilling thing to do in Colombia. That is correct, you read right about the iguanas – they joyfully hang out in the Buga town square crunching on food from nearby sellers.
Besides the live nature narrative, you can likewise visit the supernatural occurrence cascade right external the town, a staggering place of light and water, prior to recuperating from the climb with a portion of Buga’s mouth-watering food. There’s even a distillery – the Sacred Water Lager Microbrewery, no less – where you can get more familiar with the brew-making process. It’s a varied determination of things to do, we know; that makes Buga such an extraordinary spot!
4. Cycle Through the World’s Greatest Palm Forest with Salento Cycling
The Carbonera Palm Forest has an astounding 1.5 million palm trees and is a simple road trip from Salento as it’s situated in the sloping region 25 kilometers away. Notwithstanding these draws, it’s a shockingly detached spot, and you’re probably not going to catch numerous others.
While strolling underneath these grandiose trees is a serene and lowering experience, we cherished having the option to cycle there with the Salento Cycling crew, who likewise organize transport there and back. It’s a quick 31-kilometer ride, permitting you to see loads of the forest, and the best part is, it’s all declining – most certainly a champ!
There’s nothing very like skimming through such glorious nature spotting uncommon cases and visiting with new companions.
5. Eat Your Strategy for getting around Medellin with a Delicious Town Food Tour
Have you at any point visited a place in the event that you haven’t eaten however much you can there? We have to take a hard pass, which is the reason we generally love a food tour. It’s an incredible method for diving deeper into the way of life of a city and eating relentless (for any reason). This tour removes you from the bustling focus of Medellin to additional credible places.
Starting with bread strengths in neighborhood pastry kitchens, to a 400-year-old market for a smaller than usual natural product tour, to a congregation (correct) for empanadas, you’re certain to wind up in places you could never expect or view as all alone. Does Colombian food utilize new fixings and heaps of sweet/pungent blends – hot cocoa and cheddar, anybody?
Our suggestion is to be bold and escape your usual range of familiarity with this Delicious Town food tour, and you’ll have a more top to bottom comprehension of the country.
6. Tour Beautiful Street Art in Bogota
There are dependably tons to see when you stroll around clamoring Bogota, from protected colonial structures to noteworthy squares to lively nightlife. A city actually has an unexpected everywhere and where development flourishes in the steadily changing capital of Colombia.
Something you won’t ever become weary of finding is the captivating street art that enhances the walls of the city. Despite the fact that it was at first subdued, presently even the district is energetic about permitting artists from everywhere in the world to light up dull streets with spray paintings remarking on political and social issues, or simply sharing their enthusiasm for anything!
7. Draw near Nature at the El Rio Inn Buritaca
There can frequently be a slight demeanor of statement of regret about lodgings; like they’re sorry you don’t get to remain at an inn – not so at the El Rio inn on the coast an hour north of Santa Marta. The stunning El Rio inn is set among lavish forest and close to a sparkling stream and is gladly by explorers, for hikers.
The English pair that runs it intends to make a social environment and do such by not having Wi-Fi (no telephone zombies here!) and organizing exercises like a tubing/liquor voyage mix down the waterway. The area is dazzling, and the food is flavorful – fortunately, as it’s your main choice for dinners!
8. Explore Notable Interests in the National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
This covered-up, confined jewel in a valley of the Andes is challenging to go over in the event that you’re not searching for it, but rather it’s definitely worth the excursion. The park is home to a progression of more than 100 underground burial chambers (Hypogea) cut into the rough volcanic stone that traces all the way back to the sixth to tenth hundreds of years.
It’s an intriguing connection to the pre-Hispanic people group that constructed Tierradentro, a people group that regarded their progenitors to the degree of building burial chambers that reflected their own homes. There are additionally astounding carvings and sculptures to wonder about, prior to exploring the encompassing scene, which is green, confined, and wild.
There are a lot of strolls to take you around the site, and you’ll partake in the sensation of having the place to yourself.
9. Become hopelessly enamored with The Novel Town of Popayan
Delightful Popayan in south Colombia has numerous things it could gloat about: a UNESCO assignment for the elusive social heritage of mankind, safeguarding its very nearly 500-year-old Easter Parade, being a UNESCO City of Gastronomy; a great colonial old town. However, in some way or another, it stays off the tourist trail, a peaceful little town where you can truly unwind and take as much time as necessary to explore.
With underground aquifers in the close by mountains, extraordinary choices for cycling around the encompassing open country, an entrancing whitewashed town place, and free shows, there’s all that could possibly be needed to keep you glad for quite a long time or even weeks.
What’s more, obviously, as a City of Gastronomy, you could eat the entire day, consistently, attempting new and exceptional flavors and food mixes.
10. Travel Back In Time In Colonial Heritage Mompox
Exploring this fantasy-like city is one of our number one things to do in Colombia and trust us when we say you will love heading here before it stirs things up around town time.
As it remains right now, except if you visit during Easter, you’ll have the place to yourself! Established by the Spanish in 1530, Mompox was the primary spot to pronounce autonomy and is where Bolivar marshaled his militaries.
The architecture is amazingly all around saved, and the convenience choices that are showing up, for example, the beautiful Entryway de la Marquesa Shop Lodging, remain consistent with the soul of the town. You can without much of a stretch go through hours meandering the streets, absorbing the air, and dialing your speed right back, so it matches the actual town.