Colombia HOLIDAYS

Colombia is the destination in Latin America right now. The country has long been synonymous with cocaine cartels, kidnappings and corruption, but today it has become the go to place to be on holiday. The locals are colourful, friendly and welcoming. Cities are modernising yet still steeped in history, their food is diverse yet delicious and there are world class museums, pristine beaches, national parks and of course it contains the most incredible colonial town in the world; Cartagena

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Our Favourite Things To Do In Colombia

BEACHES

Colombia is blessed with a superb coastline – it in fact covers both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts – however the hotel infrastructure is still lacking to a certain degree. On the mainland you have the superb Tayrona national park (avoid on a weekend) and just off Cartagena you have the Rosario and Baru islands

COLONIAL TOWNS

Look no further than Cartagena, which we consider to be the best colonial town in the world and a place worth staying at for at least 5 nights. Besides Cartagena though are a number of small, though no less stunning places such as; Villa de Leyva outside Bogota and Santa Fé de Antioquia outside Medellin.

WILDLIFE

Although we still consider a lot of the mountain region of Colombia to be off limits, wildlife is prevalent in a number of different places throughout the country. Around Tayrona national park monkeys are often spotted, though the coffee region is probably the best place for both birds and mammals alike

COFFEE

Colombia’s coffee is world famous the coffee triangle in the country is made up of three areas; Manizales, Pereira and Armenia. Time here is obviously spent in the coffee fields, learning about the coffee process and of course tasting. The area however also has some superb flora and fauna which is also worth coming here for

LOCAL MARKETS

The markets in Latin America are always colourful, local affairs and Colombia is no different. In Bogota, the Plaza de Mercado Paloquemao has exotic fruits, local doughs, and Colombian cheese and is worth some time. Outside Medellin is the town of Santa Elena, where a superb flower market is always a colourful day.

SNORKELLING

The islands off Colombia’s Caribbean coast – Isla Rosario and Providencia offer the best places in the country to both snorkel and dive. Isla Rosario is surrounded by 23 coral islands and islets and you can snorkel straight from the beach whilst in Providencia, the diving is better though snorkelling is also good.

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Colombia was amazing! We booked through Odyssey, who were knowledgeable and helpful. Everything went smoothly and they knew the best places to stay.

J Simmonds

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When To Go To Colombia

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Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

Colombia can be visited nearly all year round, though variations in rainfall and temperature will vary from region to region.

The dry season is officially from December to March with heavier rain falling in two periods: April-June and September-November. There is often a small dry season again in the middle of the rainy season (July-Aug), though with ever changing weather patterns around the world, weather cannot be guaranteed at the best of times

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An Overview Of Colombia

The capital, Bogota, still remains a little rough around the edges, as most cities do. It sits on a plateau known as the Sabana de Bogota and is blessed with a year round spring-like climate where the flowers are always in bloom. What makes Bogota so interesting is its diverse range of neighbourhoods, which gives the city its charm.

The coffee zone comprises of three cities of Manizales, Pereira and Armenia. Each has its particularities: Manizales stands out for its cultural life, museums and monuments; Armenia as the heart of the region and for being reconstructed after the earthquake of 1999, and Pereira due to its commercial activity, gastronomy and nightlife, but all have outstanding coffee!

Medellin, known as the ‘city of eternal spring’, is located deep in the fertile and mountainous Aburra valley. Being surrounded by mountainous peaks means there are spectacular views everywhere you look and at an altitude of 1,538 m, this city has an eternal springtime with an average temperature of 20° C.

Cartagena is the jewel in Colombia’s crown. Just walking through its narrow yet remarkable streets there is enough to understand why Cartagena is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and in our opinion is the best in the world.

Tayrona National Park is located on the Colombian Atlantic coast near the town of Santa Marta and covers an area of 15,000 hectares. The Park is home to small bays, pristine beaches, coral reefs, mangroves and a mountain range

Isla Rosario is located off Cartagena’s coastline and is good place to escape at the end of a holiday. There are a number of small coral reefs and hotels can be simple. An alternative is the Providencia Islands known for its beaches, some with pink coral in the sand, the sea of seven colours with its clear turquoise blue waters in varying tones.

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