Colombia is a country defined by natural wonder. Its lands are lush and fertile, and the culture is intrinsically connected to the natural world. This beautiful country inspires a sense of adventure—let the majestic landscapes charm you and explore unique locales that have been defined by a strong connection to nature. Here are five of Colombia’s hidden treasures for travellers looking to enjoy the natural wealth of the country in centres dedicated to health and wellness.
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is nothing short of picturesque. To the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada, the land is sacred. The serenity of nature will inspire you to connect with the spiritual and ecological traditions of the region and experience all the wonder this place has to offer. Taste the world’s best honey, coffee, and cacao—straight from the source. Indulge in one of the many hotels and spas sprinkled across the foothills of the Sierra that offer relaxing massages and unique wellness treatments
Every year, Humpback whales visit the shores of Nuqui to share their most precious ritual: the birth of their calves. Embark on a journey to see these majestic creatures in their natural environment, and at the same time, set out on a journey of self-discovery through energy and connection. Walk the pristine beaches, delight over local gastronomy, bathe in mineral waters, and experience ancestral cleansing rituals, meditation, and traditional Chocoan stories.
Deep in the Colombian Caribbean sits the little-known Providencia Island—a piece of untouched paradise. Located in the middle of the Seven Colors Sea, it is the perfect place to go off-grid—connect with nature, enjoy the pristine white sand beaches, and experience the flora and fauna of the tropical forest. Explore El Pico Natural Regional Park where you can trek from Casbaja to the summit of El Pico for a stunning 360-degree view of the sea. After the hike, enjoy a few days in a local spa where you can access the best wellness treatments the island has to offer.
In the Serranía de la Macarena national park, you will discover what has been called the most beautiful river in the world—Caño Cristales. This natural wonder is also known as the river of five colours. For a few special months between the wet and dry seasons, the water is illuminated with shades of yellow, blue, green, red, and black. See the aquatic flats, sand, and the beautiful rock formations of its bed. Caño Cristales magical place to heal your mind, body, and spirit with the energy of water and crystals.
Explore the ancestral lands at the northern tip of the Amazon rainforest and connect with the powerful energy of the Mavecure Hills. Hike through historical, religious and mythical sites untouched by the modern world. Embark on a magical excursion through the Amazonian rivers. Bathe in the jungle river and camp on its banks with an unparalleled view of the Hills. You will also be welcomed by a local indigenous community, who will show you the biological and cultural diversity of this beautiful land.
Colombia is a country defined by its lush biodiversity. Visit these 5 destinations, ideal for relaxation and wellness, which will warmly welcome you to connect with nature. Learn more about the most welcoming place on Earth here!