Colombia conceives well-being through its indigenous traditions, ancestral medicine and its natural and cultural biodiversity. It’s a country that has 2 oceans, 310 hot springs and around 102 native communities that contribute positively to the western world, where you can still enjoy a healthy life and a healthy diet based on fruits and vegetables.
Colombia is joy. Therefore, it offers spaces to renew your health, disconnect from your routine and reach the deep silence of the mind, one of the great global trends of the Global Wellness Institute. It’s an encounter with oneself through contact with nature and its four elements (water, fire, air and earth) in spaces and experiences full of flavor. Being a Latin American country, Colombia has a history based on the origin of the land, we’re talking about the 7 principles for the well-being of human beings and we speak basically from: good eating, good living and good dying; above all, these three aspects are fundamental to our original traditions and with this we are building an entire history for the well-being of man.
On the other hand, through their “health naturally in the parks” strategy, Natural Parks have identified that many activities related to well-being can be carried out, such as conscious breathing and awareness workshops in regards to earth and the environment.
In some regions, we find wellness centers that are spaces built in the middle of nature, the sea and the mountains, which offer different services such as detox workshops, hydrotherapy circuits, heat therapies, among others. In other departments we have hot springs and some of them are conserved within their natural spaces amid the diversity of birds that characterizes us worldwide. An example of this is a hot spring in the Coffee Cultural Landscape where you can experience a thermal therapy while at the same time enjoying a great variety of hummingbird species.
Other destinations such as Providencia and Santa Catalina are simply spaces of total relaxation, rest and disconnection, where not even technology is present. It’s as if this island had stopped in time. Other destinations such as San Agustin and Tierra Adentro in Huila are considered in welfare tourism as spaces of meaning and connection because of their history with indigenous communities. In Tierra Adentro, for example, we find the hypogea, subterranean places built by unidentified indigenous communities, where the wellness tourist seeks to connect with the roots, the beginning and the origin.