The Unexpected Wonders of Colombia
Colombia is a land of unexpected wonders, which are often overshadowed by its well-known culture of music and nightlife. From its colonial cities and vast untouched paradise paradises, to its majestic snow-capped volcanos and majestic colonial architecture, Colombia is a country of diverse wonders, both expected and unexpected.
Colombia has some of the most picturesque and romantic colonial cities in the world. Cartagena, for example, is one of the most charming city of the Caribbean coast where you can explore the cobblestone streets, lively squares and colorful colonial homes, and get lost in time. Another colonial city worth mentioning is Barichara, a tiny and rustic pueblo located in Santander department, where you can explore horseback riding, landmarks such as the Calera church, and get in touch with traditional Colombia.
2.The Lost City
The Lost City, or Ciudad Perdida, is an ancient city hidden deep in the jungle of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is a remote archaeological site that dates back to the 6th century, predating the Machu Picchu in Peru. It covers over 15 hectares of terraced fields, mainly accessible by a grueling four-day long trek, but once there you can marvel at the engineering of the ancient Tayrona civilization.
Colombia hosts some of the most beautiful pristine beaches and unspoiled islands in South America. You can find ideal beaches to enjoy sun and relax, like the beautiful San Andrés Islands, and party spots such as the islands of Providencia, where you can find plenty of nightlife. For a more secluded experience, Islas del Rosario is a pristine Caribbean storybook of white sand, crystal clear waters and tropical wildlife.
Colombia’s Andean region is home to a number of snow-capped volcanoes, some of them just a few hours drive away from the capitals. These volcanoes offer spectacular panoramic views and exciting hikes, with one of the most popular ones being the Parque Nacional Santa Marta. Nestled between Andean peaks and located 5.5 kilometers from Santa Marta, the park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Colombia is renowned for its beautiful colonial architecture, particularly in the cities of Bogota, Cartagena and Santa Fé de Bogotá. You can find stunning baroque churches, extravagant colonial mansions, remarkable plazas and vibrant streets. The beauty and magnificence of Colombian colonial architecture is an unexpected delight in this exotic country.
Colombia is a land of unexpected wonders that provides a vastly different experience than its well-known culture of music and nightlife. From its colonial cities to its paradisiacal beaches, snow-capped volcanoes and incredible colonial architecture, Colombia offers an unexpected adventure. With its many wonders, Colombia is sure to delight and surprise visitors.