Colombia is a land of contrasts: rhythms, landscapes, ethnicities, wildlife, climates and adventures. It’s a colorful, intense, vibrant place that shocks and inspires you at every turn. Officially ready to put its turbulent past behind, Colombia is driving full-force into the tourism sector with its seductive landscape, pulsing nightlife, exotic islands and infinitely happy people. Read on for a few reasons why Colombia should be the next place on your travel list.
We have long said that our favorite part of Colombia is the country's "Ruta del Café", referred to in the English speaking world as the Coffee Triangle or Coffee Belt. Less frequented than seaside Cartagena or bustling cities like Bogotá and Medellin, the country's interior region named for its key crop is home to some of Colombia's most stunning sceneries and greatest outdoor activities. The Coffee Triangle sits on the northernmost tip of the Andes Mountain range which means a captivating mix of both mountainous and tropical terrain.