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The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

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Colombia is an absolute treat for any traveler; whether you are seasoned or a beginner, you will be engrossed by all this great country offers. Being the fifth largest country in Latin America and the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking country, Colombia is a fascinating country waiting to be explored. This diverse destination has so much going for it, but we will delve deeper into that further.

First, let us give you an overview of Colombia and the 10 best attractions you cannot miss out on. 

With many excellent ‘Destination Experts’ eager to unveil what Colombia can offer you, there is no reason not to reach out for a local point of view and some invaluable tips and tricks. After all, this is what makes each trip so unique. For example, suppose you are a lover of the coast. In that case, you are spoilt for choice in Colombia because it is the only country in South America to have fantastic stretches of coastline, both on the Pacific Ocean side and the Caribbean Seaside. It just cannot get any better. Except it can! 

Suppose you have been thinking about a trip to Colombia or perhaps already have one in the pipeline and are looking for some incredible attractions to feast your eyes on. In that case, we have you covered with these must-see attractions in Colombia.

The Rosario Archipelago

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

Located just 100 km from Cartagena, this group of Islands known as Corales Islas del Rosario is a dedicated National Park created to protect one of the most significant coral reefs in the country. This is an absolute paradise for those looking to experience paradise beaches, crystal clear water – which is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving and the chance to explore 30 islands and islets. Colombia is well known for its stunning coastlines, and this is one of the best attractions that capture the Caribbean coast in all its glory. 

Don’t miss this excursion for an incredible private tour of Cartagena de Indias & Del Rosario Islands.

Bogota

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

The capital of Colombia is Bogota, so chances are you will arrive here or pass through at some point to make your way to another destination. If you do, you must stop off and visit this bustling city, known as one of the largest cities in the world.

But don’t worry, it has a charming feel about it. Bogota is steeped in history, has impressive architecture, and is a vibrant city with so much to offer. La Candelaria is the cobbled stoned historic center, where you will find a great atmosphere, a host of attractions, and 300-year-old historic buildings to marvel at. 

This idyllic tour not only takes you to Bogota but also the cities of Cartagena and Medellin

Medellin

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

With a location in the Aburra Valley, this is an excellent hub for adventure, with so much on offer, from ziplining to hiking and horseback riding and paragliding. Still, there is so much more to do here apart from these thrilling activities. Medellin is a big attraction for Colombia. It is known as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’ because it has the perfect weather all year round, with daily highs averaging between 20C(72F) – 30C (86F), making it an ideal choice. The city has a prime location, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, so no matter where you go to the town, the view will be excellent, and the opportunities to get into nature are endless. 

This 4 Day itinerary takes in everything Medellin has to offer, so you don’t miss anything.

The Coffee Triangle

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

Coffee enthusiasts rejoice because, as you might already know, Colombia has some of the BEST coffee on the planet, and they want the world to know about it. There are so many opportunities to take coffee tours in Colombia, but the best place to go if this is your thing is the Coffee Triangle which includes Caldas, Risaralda, and Quindío. This area, also known as The Coffee Belt or The Coffee Zone, is where some of the world’s best coffee is produced.

If you cannot overlook that coffee is a must-try in Colombia, make sure to check out this tour to Bogota, the Coffee Region, Medellin and Cartagena.

Walled city of Cartagena

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

For an in-depth look at Colombia’s history, a trip to one of the country’s best attractions has to be on your bucket list. Cartagena is visually stunning, but this city has so many stories to tell behind all the color and vibrancy. Each building has its meaning, making it the ideal place for culture and history enthusiasts. Situated on the north coast, Cartagena’s UNESCO World Heritage Site is the gateway to the Rosario Islands. The city itself is also home to some pretty fantastic local beaches, with tranquil and lively options. 

This tour will take you to Cartagena and the nearby islands and give you a range of cultural experiences to top it all off.

The Amazon Rainforest

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia
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One of the highlights of the continent of South America is, of course, The Amazon Rainforest, which is the lungs of the planet, so a visit to Colombia wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of its biggest attractions. In addition, almost a third of the country is taken up by jungle regions, making it an ideal place to take a journey deep into the jungle to experience Amazonian life.

7: Nemocon Salt Mine

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

This famous salt mine is just a train ride from Bogota and is one of the country’s great attractions due to it being the second largest salt mine in Colombia. There is a quaint touristic village, a museum, and the salt mine itself, which is 80m (262ft) underground, and unique sight to see. With a range of tunnels to walk through, where 8 tons of salt has been extracted, you can easily spend the whole day here taking it all in.

Andes Mountain Range

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia
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Colombia has a chunk of the most extensive mountain range in the world. If you are traveling through the country, you will surely see them towering above you, especially surrounding the city of Medellin. This area is a significant attraction for those visiting Colombia who wants to get out into nature, hike, and get a different perspective of the country. For a trip that involves everything from the Andes to the Caribbean, make sure to look at this Baboo tour.

Tayrona National Park

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

One of the most popular places for travelers to visit Colombia is the Tayrona National Park, which is in the Magdalena Province and is a paradise to discover. It is part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and offers wildlife viewing opportunities, pristine beaches, and the highest coastal mountain in the world. One of the best things about Colombia is its diversity; from the islands of Rosario to the Andes mountains, and the National Parks to the bustling cities, it is a truly unique place in this world.

Cali

The 10 Best Attractions in Colombia

Cali is the salsa capital of the world and is a massive attraction in Colombia. This culturally infused city is the hub for all things salsa. It is the best place to integrate into the culture, take a salsa lesson, watch a salsa dancing performance or experience The World Salsa Festival. If Colombia is famous for learning about one of the biggest things on your list, then a trip to Cali has to be on the cards.

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