South America

Travel Colombia

In the last few years, I have watched more and more of my friends choose Colombia for their next vacations (and on a couple of occasions, weddings). Let’s take a closer look at Colombia.

After my initial trips to Chile and Argentina, I was hooked on South America and knew Brazil and Colombia would need to be moved up the travel list. Apparently it has moved up everyone else’s list as well, and it’s easy to see why with it’s beautiful beaches, culture and people. While the idea of Colombia used to sound dangerous, riddled with stories of Pablo Escobar’s Drug escapades, the Country has moved into the future and brought with it a boom in tourism. Located at the northern tip of South America, it’s landscape is marked by rainforests, Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. Colombia travel includes both colonial towns and the dynamic big cities of Bogota and Medellin, tropical seaside resorts, and the lush and cooler highlands. Colombia is a large and varied country, but highlights include:

• The Gold Museum in Bogota
• Cartagena’s Old Town
• Medellin’s nightlife
• Coffee plantations in the Zona Cafetera
• The Amazon rainforest

Stay

Anandá Hotel Boutique, Casa Harb, Casa Pestagua, El Marqués, Four Seasons Casa Medina, Hotel Agua, Hotel Charleston Cartagena, Hotel de la Ópera, Playa Koralia, Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia, Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara, Tcherassi Hotel & Spa

Eat

8-18, Andrés Carnes de Res, Club Colombia, Italian Gigi Trattoria, La Vitrola,
Miss Celia Taste, Restaurante Casa de Socorro, Restaurante DonJuan

Need more inspiration? How about picking up on Will Smith’s vibe as he posted this fantastic shot to instagram recently while he vacationed there, with the caption “I’ma keep it 100 wit’ y’all… I Hurt Myself doin’ that Champeta Move.”

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)