Why has Colombia become a trendy destination?
In the last few years, Colombia has gained relevance in international tourism. More and more people are discussing the country and traveling to see its beauty. Much of this change from a country once considered very violent to an international tourist destination is due to the peace agreement signed between the government and the former FARC guerrillas. The world followed this important moment and observed this transition, positioning the country as a must-see destination in South America.
In this article, we have carefully selected the most spectacular spots you shouldn’t miss when visiting Colombia!
Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Natural Park is a protected area in the northern region of Colombia. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in this country. The park has several beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea. Crystal clear water, white sand, coconuts, and palm trees. A true paradise!
To get to the beaches in Tayrona National Park, you must take a boat or hike, which will take a lot of time and energy. So it is essential to know beforehand what you will do, how many days you want to stay, and what to bring. It is not necessary to buy tickets in advance on the internet. Even so, it is important to arrive early at the ticket office.
The Cocora Valley, located in the Andean mountains, is part of Los Nevados National Park and is home to Colombia’s national tree and symbol, the wax palm tree. For sure, the best way to enjoy Cocora Valley is by hiking!
The views along the hike into the Cocora Valley are exceptional. Cocora Valley is famous because its wax palms can reach 60 and even 70 meters (between 197 and 230 feet). These trees, known as the national trees of Colombia, are currently endangered.
Cartagena de Indias
When visiting Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, you are experiencing the Spanish colonial past in South America. You can learn about almost 400 years of colonization, attacks, wars, and the city’s modernization. The city has a romantic and cinematic atmosphere. There you will find excellent restaurants and 5-star hotels. Among the must-see tours, we recommend walking through the beautiful walled city, taking a boat trip to the Caribbean islands with turquoise blue water, and visiting the beautiful and historic San Felipe castle.
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia. And make no mistake, it is cold there! The city is nestled in the middle of the mountains, in the northern part of the Andes, at 2,600 meters (8,530 feet) above sea level. The city has a lot of history, good hotel infrastructure, and exceptional restaurants. Once in Bogotá, you can’t miss walking through the historic colonial center called La Candelaria; enjoying the gastronomy and nightlife of the Quinta Camacho and Chapinero Alto; having a night out in the Zona Rosa; and seeing the city from the top by taking the cable car to the Monserrate sanctuary.
Traveling across Colombia is easy, fast, and cheap when you do it by air! The country is increasingly safe, especially in urban and tourist areas. And undoubtedly, the friendliness of its people and the contagious joy of its culture will make this trip unforgettable.
If, after reading this, you’re inspired to visit this beautiful country, remember to contact iVisa’s team of travel experts before booking your flight. This way, you’ll know all the travel requirements before you go. You can see here if you need to present the COVID-19 vaccine or process other health declarations. We wish you a pleasant trip!