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Best Places to Travel in Colombia Cartagena, Medellin, & Coffee Triangle

Best Places To Travel in Colombia

Colombia is a country with a rich and complex history. Travelers love Colombia’s diverse ecosystem, which includes lush jungles, coffee plantations, cosmopolitan cities, and stunning sunsets over the Caribbean. As one of South America's favorite vacation destinations, Colombia offers a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts, with moderate weather and a plethora of hiking trails, rafting, and climbing options. If you're planning a trip to Colombia, let AtlasGuru travelers guide you with their itineraries and valuable travel tips. 

Some of the best places to travel in Colombia:

  1. Explore the Historical Gem of cartagena's Spanish Old City
  2. Discover the vibrant metropolis of Medellin
  3. Immerse in the breathtaking landscapes of the coffee triangle
  4. Experience nature's beauty at Tayrona National Park

Explore the Historical Gem of Cartagena's Spanish Old City. Cartagena's Spanish old city is a must-visit destination on the Caribbean coast. Wander through its UNESCO World Heritage site and admire the stunning colonial architecture, vibrant colors, and charming cobblestone streets. Discover the city's rich history and immerse yourself in its captivating culture. Unwind with the city's vibrant nightlife, offering a plethora of bars, restaurants, and clubs.

Discover the vibrant metropolis of Medellin known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Medellin has undergone a remarkable transformation. Explore its museums, visit the famous Botero Plaza, and enjoy panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains by taking a cable car ride. Experience the city's thriving cultural scene, innovative spirit, and artistic charm.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the coffee triangle. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the Coffee Triangle, famous for its coffee production. Explore picturesque coffee plantations, learn about the coffee-making process, and indulge in tastings. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, hike through the verdant trails, and discover the charm of colonial towns in the region.

Experience nature's beauty at Tayrona National Park Tayrona National Park, located on the Caribbean coast, offers a unique blend of dense rainforests, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Embark on jungle trails, relax on secluded beaches, and go snorkeling to uncover the vibrant underwater world. Experience the beauty of nature at its finest.

Colombia offers an array of remarkable destinations for travelers to explore and AtlasGuru travelers are here to help you find the best places to travel in Colombia. From the enchanting old city of Cartagena to the vibrant metropolis of Medellin, the scenic landscapes of the Coffee Triangle, and the natural beauty of Tayrona National Park, Colombia has something for everyone. Gain valuable insights and itineraries from AtlasGuru travelers to ensure a memorable and fulfilling trip to this captivating country. 

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Packing Tips

Because of the high altitude, the weather was mild in Bogota and Armenia, but very humid and warm in Cartagena. We were able to pack light with taking only carry on bags. Plan to dress up for high end restaurants in Bogata, and dress fun and colorful in Cartagena.

Any Travel Surprises?

After travels through Europe and the U.S., Colombia is a refreshing value. Hotels, restaurants, taxis are all very reasonable in price. I was concerned about safety, but honestly, I felt safe most of the time. Having my purse lifted off my chair from a tiny older woman is humbling!

Transportation-Caribbean Island of Providencia

Getting around the island There is no public transport and only a few taxis. Providencia is a very hilly island so walking can be tiring! The best way to explore the island is by renting a scooter for 50,000 COP per day or a golf buggy for 150,000 COP (try and negotiate a discount if you’re staying for multiple days).

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