Every country has its version of Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate affection, romance, love, and friendship.
Here we have gathered some of the best experiences and romantic weekend getaways for couples that can be enjoyed at any stage of a relationship.
Colombia celebrates its own version of Valentine’s Day at the end of September – Love and Friendship Day – but whatever the date, a Valentine’s weekend getaway can be just the rest and relaxation you and your loved one need.
These are some of our favorite options for romantic holidays in Colombia:
1. Go glamping, a natural getaway for your first trip together
Glamping Colombia is just an hour away from Bogotá by car, close to the famous Guatavita lagoon, origin of the El Dorado legend. Visitors can choose between six stunning geodesic glamping domes, designed to offer excellent views of the surrounding scenery.
Each dome is fully furnished, and all of the experiences are designed for couples.
The best options here for romantic getaways include a helicopter flight, wine beside the campfire or fireplace, beer tasting, paragliding (depending on the weather) a sailboat tour over the Tomine Reservoir, kayaking, and a tour of the Siecha lagoon, which includes a ticket to the Chingaza National Park with snacks.
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2. Explore the wondrous Chingaza National Park
Chingaza National Park, in the Andes, is a natural reserve of moorland ecosystems with more than 1,000 plant species and almost two hundred bird species, which makes it a great place for an ecological hike.
Hikers can choose between six different ecotourism trails, all of which offer the chance to spot the wildlife that inhabits the park, including spectacled bears and deer.
There are also spa options nearby, offering facials, massages and cocoa rituals.
3. Enjoy the pink paradise that is Isla Rosa
Why not head to your own luxury island in the Caribbean? The Rosario Islands are a small archipelago of twenty-eight islands close to Cartagena. They’re known for their warm, turquoise seas and tropical fish.
Isla Rosa is a pink villa set on a small islet, the most romantic location imaginable.
Couples are collected by boat and driven forty-five minutes to this pink paradise. The villa is a three-story Caribbean house with several decks and balconies, furnished with hammocks and loungers and everything necessary for a relaxing stay.
The villa has its own private beach, and natural salt water pool. It serves delectable Caribbean cuisine, perfect for romantic getaways.
The best options here for a date include a sunrise breakfast on the deck, with fresh fruit, or a glass of champagne at sunset. Snorkeling through the coral is unmissable too.
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4. Take a serene balloon flight over coffee country
In the heart of the Colombian coffee district is a hot air balloon company called Globos Colombia that will send you soaring through the skies with a cup of delicious single origin coffee in hand.
5. Pop the important question in memorable style
If you have an important question to ask your partner, you can enjoy champagne and cake at 5,500 feet during the 40-minute hot air balloon flight. You can also print a huge banner with any message you like, including“Will you marry me?”. Transportation, flight certificate, photos and flight insurance is all included.
Your flight will take you across the National Coffee Park and around the Coffee Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO-recognized heritage site.
6. Escape to the lush Colombian mountains
Also in the coffee district, the luxurious Bio Habitat Hotel is ideal for romantic getaways. This lush hotel is surrounded by more than 160,000 square meters of native forest, high in the mountains.
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Spend an unforgettable weekend in any of their accommodations, known as habitats. Each is strategically placed to taken in an incredible view of the surrounding forest and the glass walls ensure a fully immersive experience. You’ll wake up to the dawn chorus sung powerfully by the different bird species that inhabit the region.
The whole concept of the hotel is based on wellness. Some of the activities that are perfect for a romantic date here include horseback riding, birdwatching, mountain biking, coffee tasting, and trekking through the forest with a specialized biologist as your tour guide.
7. Reconnect in Colombia’s cowboy country
Corocora Camp is in the Orinoco region, part of the llanos orientales area of Colombia, eastern plains in English, which is known for its strong cowboy culture.
This is a unique lodging option to disconnect from the rest of the world while connecting to nature and its wildlife. It certainly offers the chance for a fun and relaxing Valentine’s weekend getaways ‘in the wild’.
The camp’s luxurious tents pop up in the middle of the plain’s endless grasslands. They’re completely furnished and decorated with beautiful handicrafts.
The camp offers several different gastronomic options according to guests’ plans for the day, including the chance to enjoy a dinner and bonfire on their private terrace. The location is also perfect for sundowners with spirited drinks from their bar.
Some of Corocora Camp’s exceptional on-site experiences for dates include horseback riding, tracking pumas, off-roading, bird watching, and herding cattle. There is also a social tent with board games, yoga mats, and lawn games including petanque, badminton, frisbee and croquet.
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