The Caribbean Coast
Head up to the pristine Caribbean coastline of the north. Spend a few days in relaxing on palm fringed, white sand beaches and nearly deserted islands. Wander the streets of Cartagena, where colourful and stunning colonial architecture meet a modern glass skyline.Take the bus north to the city of Santa Marta. Find secluded coves in the famous Tayrona national park, or unleash your inner hippy in the mountain village of Minca. For the truly adventurous, Santa Marta is the hop-off point for the legendary Lost City Trek.
If Colombia is known for one (legal) export, it’s their outstanding coffee. And the incredible landscape and vibes of the coffee-growing region are equally as impressive as what they produce. No visit to Colombia is complete without spending at least a few days in one of these laid-back towns.
Get yourself to Filandia and find the ‘hidden’ waterfalls or eat at one of the best restaurants in the region. Hop in the back of a jeep to nearby Salento to see the world renowned towering wax palms of the Cocora valley. Then sample some outstanding Colombian cuisine at Salento’s best restaurants.For a real local vibe, a little further north, deeper into the Andes, is the tiny village of Jardin. Not only is this our favourite of the smaller towns in coffee country, but one of our favourite destinations if all of Colombia.