Colombia is establishing itself as a destination that is increasingly friendly with the LGBT community (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals). In 2016, it became the 24th country to approve equal marriage throughout the national territory and has an advanced legal system to protect the rights of this segment of the population. Thanks to this and to the cultural diversity, connectivity and wide offer of tourism, Colombia was named as Emerging LGBT Destination in the FITUR 2017 fair.
Cities such as Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena and Barranquilla have an attractive tourism offer for the LGBT segment. In all these cities you will find specialized events that manage to integrate the sabrosura of Colombians with the joy and festivity of the LGBT community. From marches of pride, to festivals of music and theater, in Colombia you will find a destination full of color and diversity.
Bogota has a broad gastronomic and cultural offer, luxury experiences and diverse accommodation options. Additionally, the city has the largest gay club in Latin America, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the region who can enjoy a unique experience through music and all the sabrosura that Colombians have.
In one place, Cartagena offers the possibility of going back in time through history, enjoy gastronomy of the highest level in a variety of restaurants recognized worldwide, go shopping to live an experience between the artisan and the modern, enjoy the Caribbean nightlife and visit beautiful beaches to relax a few kilometers away from the city.
In Medellin you can experience the optimism and hospitality of a thriving and cheerful society that will always welcome you with open doors and arms. Enjoy the Flower Fair in the first week of August to learn more about the idiosyncrasy that characterizes the culture of Antioquia.
Attend the Carnival of Barranquilla in February to dance in a party full of all the colors of the Colombian Caribbean and take the chance to live the Gay Guacherna to feel the joy of the LGBT community of the “arenosa".
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