Top Attractions & Places to Visit
Thanks to its privileged location on the continent and its geography, Colombia offers visitors incredible biodiversity in its 53 natural parks and protected areas, and various cultural and regional identities that make visitors want to return to discover all that the country has to offer. The top attractions include
Colombia’s capital city is also the country’s top tourist destination. Known for its modern conveniences, vibrant culture, great nightlife and shopping – the city has also a historic center with popular attractions including the Gold Museum and the historic Candelaria district.
On the Caribbean coast, offers visitors the chance to explore some of the region’s most historical structures. The “Walled City” – a UNESCO World Heritage site – includes countless examples of Spanish colonial architecture from the colorful, pastel-painted homes to incredible cathedrals and luxurious hotels.
Colombia’s second-largest city and its industrial capital. A sought-after location for regional, national and international events, meetings, fairs and seminars, the “city of eternal spring” has also gained recognition for its innovative urban design and unique metropolitan feel.
San Andres y Providencia
An archipelago located off Colombia’s northwest coast, the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina – a UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve – are home to about 40 dive sites, white sand beaches and a variety of marine life.
Colombia’s climate and ecosystems are diverse – from its steamy tropical rainforests to the perpetual snowfalls on its mountaintops. Colombia has 19 national natural parks, and its marine territory is twice the size of Spain and is divided into 18 ecological regions – nine in the Pacific and nine in the Caribbean.
Colombia’s coast on the Caribbean Sea is more than 990 miles long and the Pacific Coast is more than 800 miles long. The country is home to more than 300 beaches – enough to suit any preference. Some of Colombia’s beaches are tourism hubs and others are natural pristine paradises away from the crowds.
Colombia’s coffee region, comprised of three departments (states) – Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda – has become the first rural tourist destination in Latin America. Located on the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, the coffee region produces the best mild coffee in the world year round.
To learn more about the top destinations in Colombia, visit: http://www.colombia.travel/en/
What They Are Saying:
The New York Times put Medellín, Colombia on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2015,” citing the city’s innovative architecture and design.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, Cartagena has all of the charm of Spanish colonial architecture and the attraction of an intense nightlife, several cultural festivals, exotic scenery, superb beaches, wonderful food and a wide variety of hotels for tourists.
Colombia has coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In total, there are over 300 beaches to suit any preference. Some have all possible tourist services; others are natural paradises away from the crowds.