7 Good Reasons to Visit Colombia

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Joel Fulleda

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In recent years too many people give up on one vacation in Colombia because she is worried about the rumors about the safety of this particular destination. In fact, the truth is quite different: Colombia is no more dangerous country than others. You have to be careful wherever you go. In this country, there are areas to avoid, and knowing it, a person who has a minimum of head on his shoulders avoids them. After all, you have to pay attention to your possessions (such as camera and cell phone) exactly as you do in Milan, on the subway or in the streets of the center. Colombia is a country that has a lot to offer, so put aside all prejudices and set out to discover this nation surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that you will hardly forget. Still some doubts? Here 7 reasons to visit this beautiful Latin American country.


  1. People
  2. Beaches
  3. Cartagena de Indias
  4. Musica
  5. The Cocora Valley
  6. Medellin
  7. La Guajira
  8. User questions and comments

1 - People

La people you will meet it is open and sunny and therefore you will be immediately involved in the Latin lifestyle. The energy and the will to live these people have is absolutely contagious. It is amazing how, in certain areas, even if they have nothing, people are happy to be in the world and to live what they have, to meet new people, to have fun with little and to appreciate every single moment on this earth. This is a valid reason to live a Colombian experience. By getting in touch with the locals, you too will learn to enjoy every moment lived.

2 - The beaches

In Colombia you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes: the Caribbean beaches they are sandy and have an unforgettable sea. An advice? Visit theSan Andres island, a real Caribbean paradise. A "must-do" around here is definitely it snorkeling and diving: you will be fascinated by the beauty and by the fish that populate the Caribbean waters. Definitely a rewarding experience.
Don't forget the Playa Blanca Barù Island: the crystal clear water makes this place magical.

3 - Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena is a city on the north coast of Colombia. The city center is recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Walking through the streets of the heart of the city, you can admire them on the right and left the colorful houses that reflect the soul of the people and the city itself.
Do not miss the sunsets from the wall: the center, in fact, is surrounded by an ancient wall, from which you can admire a breathtaking sunset over the sea. Cartagena is a hospitable and peaceful city. If you are night lovers you can spend an evening at Fragma, a nightclub in the center, or dance to the rhythm of salsa in Havana, a very typical and cheerful place.

4 - The music

La Latin music reflects in all respects the character of the population: it releases joy and lightheartedness.
In Colombia, when you walk among the houses of the inhabitants, you hear music coming from everywhere. It is not an annoying thing, on the contrary: it accompanies your days filling them with joy and good humor. You can't escape an invitation to dance from a club: it's one of the funniest things to do!

5 - The Cocora Valley

La Cocora Valley it's definitely a must-see of Colombia. You will be surrounded by tall palm trees and simply extraordinary unspoiled nature.
It is possible to walk various paths for go trekking and your effort will be rewarded by spectacular landscapes.

6 - Medellin

The modernity of Medellin is astonishing: in addition to offering excellent universities for students, the city has a cable car and a metro (both well-kept and spotless). Public services in this city work very well and it is a very busy city to visit. Taking the cable car, once you get to the top, you can admire the beauty of this city. Visit the museum dedicated to Fernando Botero, the native artist of this city, and enjoy the square adjacent to the museum. In Medellin there is a spring climate all year round. Urban parks and the Populated, the rich neighborhood of the city, are not to be missed.

7 - The Guajira

In this department of Colombia the only thing you can't do is get bored: You can go to Punta Gallinas, which is the northernmost point in South America, do kite surfing, immerse yourself in the untouched nature of Pilon de Azucar or enjoy the peace and quiet a Cabo de la Vela...

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