Colombia Destination Guide

Why Colombia

Colombia is South America's access door to the world. Strategically located, this is the ideal destination for events, meetings and international conventions. Nestled in the heart of the American continent, over the equatorial parallel, Colombia has become one of the most distinguished destinations in South America. 365 days of paradise, tropical weather, biodiversity, and unimaginable contrasts. In the Caribbean, you dance rhythms as Champeta, although Vallenato and Colombian Cumbia are also praised worldwide. One thing is certain, flavor and rhythm are always present in Colombia!

Destinations in Colombia

10 Reasons to Visit Colombia

1) Fauna and Flora Biodiversity

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world and confirmed as the first with an avifauna of 1865 species; not to mention we have from 45 to 55 thousand flower species. It is home to 20% of the bird species in the world, 17% amphibians, 8% reptiles, and many more unimaginable animals.

2) Gastronomic Variety

Gastronomy varies throughout every region of the country. You can find the freshest seafood in the Caribbean and Pacific, delicious soups in the center of the country, bandeja paisa, ajiaco, and more than 150 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and dishes.

3) People

We are the second happiest country in the world, joy and happiness are what distinguish Colombia among other countries in South America. Colombians are very different from each other as our flowers and fruits, we are a blend of physical features, races, and accents.

4) The Beaches

With the perfect location, the country is settled between two oceans, each with its unique characteristics and landscapes that give way to approximately 300 beaches. We have Providence Island in the Caribbean where you can find a coral barrier beyond 19 miles in length. Also the third largest reef in the world and in the pacific islands you can find the spectacular humpback whales singing. If that wasn't enough the seven colors sea in the Rosario Islands and Colombia's Rainbow River.

5) Weather and Landscapes

We don’t have seasons in Colombia, however, the weather and temperature vary just as the landscapes. In many areas of the country, you can find mountains like the Andes snow peaks and volcanoes, though, this is not everything; we also have the Amazonas Rainforest and the Caribbean and Pacific shore. There is something that will amaze you at any location you choose.

6) Arts

You can find the work of distinguished artists and renowned museums in Colombia, but as locals we enjoy the handcraft pieces such as the flower structures made by farmers from Antioquia, knitted bags by Wayuu natives and mud structure models.

7) Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations.

There is always a good time to celebrate, it doesn't matter the time of the year. Some of the most prominent carnivals and events in Colombia are The Black and White Carnival in Pasto, The Iberoamerican Theater Festival in Bogota, The Flowers Fair in Medellin, and the Barranquilla’s Carnival.

8) Architecture

Colombian architecture is very diverse as the country itself. Modern buildings and structures in cities like Bogota and Medellin depict the evolution of the country and places like Salento Quindio, Villa de Leyva Boyaca, and San Felipe Castle in Cartagena display the Colonial heroic history along their streets.

9) Music

In this country, we have countless musical rhythms. In the Caribbean, you can dance Champeta or enjoy the Pacific Salsa Choque. Marvel yourself with the harp from Llanos Orientales or the accordion from the City of Cesar, show off your salsa moves in Cali, or swing your hips dancing the Colombian Cumbia.

10) The Best Coffee

Coffee is one of the national symbols of Colombia and the beverage with a fascinating history, culture, and evolution. Known to produce some of the best coffee in the world, Eje Cafetero is one of the most visited tourist zones in Colombia. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about the complete coffee production process.