Find soul in this South American country rich in musical beats, stunning landscapes and reinvented cities. In Colombia, you can learn to dance the salsa, hike among the world’s tallest palm trees, swim in the Caribbean Sea and climb hundreds of steps up the Guatape monolith all in the same trip. We enjoyed Colombia’s big cities like Cartagena and Medellin, but also became enchanted in small towns like Jardin and Salento, where time seemed to stand still and where watching the sunset in the mountains became all that mattered.
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Pergamino: The Best Cafe in El Poblado, Medellin
Call us opinionated, but Pergamino is the best cafe in El Poblado, the most popular neighborhood for expats and visitors in Medellin, Colombia. We’re taking you with us to this awesome cafe, which opened its second location in El Poblado in late 2018, for a range of tastes and smells.
The Best Free Walking Tour in Medellin
We tend to groan when we hear the word ‘tour,’ but the Real City Walking Tours are top-rated for a reason. The Free Walking Tour is a commitment, and we're so glad we went on one. Learning about the city from our guide was an unparalleled experience.
How to get to Guatape from Medellin
Going to Guatape from Medellin is one of the simplest day trips or short overnight trips! We’ve gone to Guatape from Medellin for a day trip and also for a weekend trip. Follow our step-by-step outline of how to reach Guatape from Medellin, by bus.
Why Everyone Should Take Medellin’s City Transformation Tour
The Medellin Transformation Tour was one of the most important things I did during my first week (back for our second time) in Medellin. Most people know that Medellin had a dark and tragic recent past, but how did Medellin transform itself from the most dangerous city on earth to a forward-thinking and hopeful metropolis?
Why Jardin is the Perfect Andean Town
Jardin is an Andean Colombian town we had heard about as colorful, quiet and authentic. We were enticed. We had to find a way to get there.
Our Guide for the Best of Medellin, Colombia, in 2 days
Medellin is a big city in a valley of the lower region of the Andes in central Colombia. It’s full of culture, colors and food, and it’s developing fast into a major destination for travelers. The weather feels like eternal spring in Medellin.
The @halfhalftravel Guide to Salento, Colombia
So you want to hike among the world’s tallest palm trees? And you want to play a sport with explosives? You’ve come to the right place.
Hostel Review: Backpacker Paradise at La Serrana Hostel & Eco-Farm
La Serrana charmed us from the beginning. Our first morning was something special when we awoke to a scene from a painting - rolling hills as far as the eye could see, steaming with morning mist.
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What to Expect in Guatapé, Colombia
Bring your best walking shoes to Guatapé, Colombia, where you'll walk up 659 steps to the most epic view of the surrounding area. The town of Guatapé itself is a sleepy place that is popular for its giant monolith, the Peñon de Guatapé.
Experiencing Bogotá's Downtown and La Candelaria
Finding simplicity in a city full of surprises is always a fun challenge. Bogotá's neighborhoods are full of street vendors who sell everything from toys and balloons to native fruits and fried snacks. This is the way to experience Colombia!