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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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!