Top 5 Things To Do In Colombia

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For some time, Colombia was on the list of countries that many would automatically rule out as vacation destinations. It’s not that no one ever went there or that it was difficult to get there. In all likelihood, Colombia was low on your list of potential vacation destinations. However, that has started to change because of the fantastic events and attractions now available in Colombia.

The landscapes are stunning; the people are kind, and there are many interesting places to see in Colombia. We’re certain you’ll adore the greatest of what Colombia offers.

And thus, to get you started, here are the top 10 activities in Colombia.

Explore The Underwater World Of The Providencia Reef While Snorkeling

Colombia’s Caribbean coast is beautiful, but the emerald-green island of Providencia, located about 800 kilometers (497 miles) north of Colombia’s mainland, epitomizes the concept of paradise.

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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park, located on the island’s northeast shore, is known for its multi-hued waters. The third-longest barrier reef system on Earth lies under the surface, causing a spectacle known as the “Sea of Seven Colors.” These waters are among the finest in Colombia for snorkeling due to their clarity and warmth; visitors can expect abundant marine life, including tropical fish, manta rays, and even sea turtles.

Enjoy A Stroll Through Cartagena’s Historic Core

Cartagena’s ancient town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, is a popular attraction for tourists visiting Colombia. Photographers can find plenty of subject matter in this walled city’s colonial architecture and vibrant street art. Incredible photographs may be taken at either dawn or sunset when the natural lighting is at its optimum.

Walking about Cartagena’s Old Town is the greatest way to get a sense of the city’s history and architecture. The film version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera was shot at this house, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Go To Tayrona National Park

La Piscina, a natural reef lagoon in Tayrona National Park, is great for cooling down and having fun as you begin your Colombian adventure. This beautiful landmark is located on the northern coast of Colombia, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.

Those who seek adventure will be pleased to learn that trails run parallel to the water’s edge, as well as towering rock formations dotting the turquoise sea, which can be climbed (and, to be fair, you’d be smart to get some exercise while on vacation if you do decide to go for the hike).

One of the most beautiful and remote spots in Colombia is Tayrona National Park. In all honesty, it’s a top-notch attraction among Colombia’s most beautiful places.

Go Out And Salsa The Night Away In Cali

Cali, the third biggest city in Colombia, is known for its vibrant salsa music scene. This catchy style of music, which originated in New York City and was influenced by Cuban and Puerto Rican dancing, spread rapidly to California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. You may try to stay put in the Capital de la Salsa, but the clave rhythms that call people to the dance floor will eventually win out.

Salsa from California incorporates elements of the pachanga, the charanga, and the boogaloo into a single-beat dance. If you don’t know what those phrases imply, you’re in luck—salsa classes are provided by the boatload here, which you can easily locate by asking about them. Zaperoco Bar and MalaMaa Salsa Bar are two wonderful venues to drink and dance if you’re more interested in the social side of salsa

Visit Medellin, The City Of Eternal Spring

Medellin packs quite a punch, what with its temperate climate, plenty of daytime and evening activities, and stunning natural setting against the Andes Mountains. It’s the kind of place that appeals to city and country explorers alike; in one day, you could spend time in the heart of the Comuna 13 neighborhood (once known for drug trafficking in the ’80s and ’90s, but now home to a thriving creative community) and in the next, you could hike through the Parque Arvi nature preserve. Medellin also has a diverse food scene. Fine dining may receive clever variations on Colombian meals in venues like Elcielo or Carmen. Still, a bandeja paisa (a regional mix of pig crackling, avocado, grilled banana patties, rice, and beans) can just as readily be savored in a hole in the wall.

The Feria de las Flores at the City of Eternal Spring, where tens of thousands of people gather annually to honor the region’s flower farmers, is often considered the ideal time to visit the city. (Did you know Colombia is the second-largest exporter in the world behind the Netherlands?) Music, parties, and parades fill Medellín’s downtown and other main streets for ten days in August. Keep an eye out for the silleteros, the farmers who carry elaborate flower displays on their backs.

Traveling throughout Colombia is like stepping into a kaleidoscope, with sights as diverse as the Amazon rainforest and the vibrant city of Cartagena on the coast. You will likely leave with more to-dos than before visiting this location.

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