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Colombia Travel Guide
By: Shubhi Gupta
Colombia is South America’s second most inhabited country and it is residence to an astonishing 10% of the world’s biodiversity. The country is rising from the dark darkness of its status for kidnapping and drugs to become the spotlight of many people’s visits to South America. It’s the new “it” spot to visit (and move to). Fans of history and archaeology will enjoy Bogota’s many museums but will be truly impressed by the Tierradentro, Lost City, and San Agustín sites. Beyond the history, you can also find attractive beaches, crazy dancing, yummy food, and great lifestyle in Colombia. You can use the journey tips here to plan your fantasy trip. Don’t let the media fool you — Colombia is amazing!
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Places to visit in colombia
Cartagena is the bustling city where Kathleen Turner’s character Joan Wilder begins her Colombian adventures in Romancing the Stone. Ideally, travelers will get their trips off to greater starts, though the city is just as busy as when it was one of the key Caribbean ports from the 16th to 18th centuries. Fought over by various countries, Cartagena was one of the most heavily fortified cities in South America; these fortifications can still be seen today. Vacationers should take time to roam through the colourful old town, with its northeastern structures that includes museums, palaces and churches. “Bocagrande“, a long strip of hotel systems and accommodations fronting onto the beach, is also very popular with vacationers.
Tayrona National Park
The famous Tayrona Park lies at the Caribbean coast around Santa Marta in Colombia. It has some of South America’s loveliest coastline. This little, enchanting spot is found about 30 minutes from the city of Rodadero, with beautiful beaches, hammocks to rent for the night, food, water and surf (be careful, though; there is a strong riptide – experienced surfers only!). Additionally, you can get a guide to take you to a native village in the nearby mountains.
The park offers a big variety of Flora and Fauna because it includes two ecosystems between the mountain and the sea. It provides amazing wildlife including red howler and titi monkeys, red woodpeckers, iguanas, jaguars (which are rarely seen as they hunt at night), a variety of lizards, tropical marine life, and more than 400 species of birds, such as eagles, condors and the odd pet parrots kept at the restaurant at Arrecifes.
The vegetation is characterized by the ecological influence and the rain depending on the sector, from tropical dry forest to coral reefs.
Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. it is famous as green of the city’s a lot of parks and the eastern mountains missing the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, and the rich red of its many brick buildings.
Villa de Leyva
One of the most beautiful northeastern villages in Colombia, Villa de Leyva is a city frozen in time. The city’s physical beauty and mild, dry climate have long attracted outsiders. The town was founded in 1572 by Hernán Suárez de Villalobos, who named it for his boss, Andrés Díaz Venero de Leyva, the first president of the New Kingdom of Granada. It was originally a retreat for military officers, clergy and nobility.
San Gil may not be the prettiest town in Colombia, but dig beneath the exterior shell and you’ll discover a wonderful city of natural beauty and friendly, welcoming residents. San Gil definitely lives up to its motto, ‘La Tierra de Aventura’ – the land of adventure.
The location is best identified for white-water rafting, but other well-known pastimes include paragliding, caving, rappelling and trekking.