"This land of exuberant nature, forests and perpetual snow, deserts of dunes and sea of seven colors, is much more than golden sands and coral reefs. It is home to fascinating indigenous and Afro-descendant cultures, carnivals and music, sacred archaeological sites, the Macondian imagination of García Márquez and the most beautiful colonial city in the world, Cartagena de Indias".
“The historic Andes, where colonization began and liberation took hold. Land of peaks, moors and valleys that host impressive national parks. From the capital Bogotá, with its skyscrapers, museums, gastronomy and rich cultural offerings the region extends to the north transporting the visitor to marvelous colonial towns and an age of legends, like that of El Dorado.”
“Colombia’s best kept secret is a megadiverse ecosystem where wild forests crash into the sea, humpback whales make epic journeys to give birth in its waters and marine turtles nest on its enormous empty beaches. With African and ancestral origins, it’s cultural offerings are world class as evidenced by Cali and its salsa, its delicious cuisine and vibrant festivals.”
“The historic Andes, where colonization began and the liberation took place. Land of peaks, moors, and valleys that are home to impressive national parks. From the capital of Bogotá, with its skyscrapers, museums, gastronomy, and rich cultural offer, the region extends to the north transporting the visitor to incredible colonial towns and a time of legends, such as El Dorado”.
These mysterious moors, mountains and volcanoes are the cradle of Colombian Andean culture and the most important rivers of the country. The powerful legacy of ancient civilizations is felt strongly here within the archaeological parks and in the indigenous communities that safeguard priceless ancestral knowledge. This is a destination that invites visitors to discover timeless experiences and which houses the White City of Popayán
“The green heart of Colombia is an immense diverse region of ancient forests, colossal skies and thundering rapids. The north is home to a wild landscape of virgin plains, remote ranches and biodiverse estuaries rich in rural culture. In the south, unexplored forests shelter a universe of natural wonders, petroglyphs, ancestral indigenous knowledge and thriving cultures which visitors can help to preserve.”
The Magdalena River is among the most important in Colombia, and it has become a cultural symbol for the people living on its banks: their history, culture, celebrations and much more. Navigate through this guidebook for more information.
Flowers, forests, jungles, birds, bears, and even capybaras—Colombia truly has it all. You’ll be utterly charmed by the beauty of our nature and you’ll be able to show visitors that the legends it spawns have some surprising truths to them.
Colombia’s culture is so astonishingly diverse, expressions vary wildly from north to south as do flavors from east to west. Discover how these differences make our country special.
You’re a step away from discovering our dazzling butterfly diversity. Become a true expert in our more than 3,740 species and teach those who visit just what makes Colombia the most biodiverse country per square meter.