Mar 20

21 places you won’t believe are in Colombia

tranquilandia guaviare

 

Colombia is a stunningly diverse country, the second most biodiverse country on earth in fact. It’s also home to many landscapes and destinations that most people have never heard, and would never have imagined were in one country. Most travel guides only deal with less than 50% of the country (the armed conflict has historically limited the possibility of travel), so there are loads of magical places than most people would never believe were in Colombia. So here are just 21 Places You Won’t Believe Are In Colombia –  it really is hard to believe that all of these magical places are in just one country!? And the answer is, once again, Colombia!

Cerro Azul, Guaviare

cerro azul san jose del guaviare
What animals and images can you spot?

 

cerro azul san jose del guaviare
You can see the scale of the paintings

Quebrada las Gachas, Santander

Las Gachas Guadalupe Santander
Relaxing in a ‘Jacuzzi’ in Las Gachas – over 100,000 likes for this photo across Instagram! I choose to believe that it’s my back that they’re liking
Las Gachas Guadalupe Santander
Those jacuzzis are deep (this photo isn’t fake – it really was deeper than my height!)

Cerros del Mavecure, Guainia

visit the cerros de mavecure
Not from a public boat…
visit the cerros de mavecure
The view from the top truly is astounding…

Red Salt Lakes, La Guajira

 

cabo de la vela guajira colombia
Surreal…

 

cabo de la vela guajira colombia
The Guajira desert is home to all sorts of weird and wonderful places…

 

Rio Atabapo, Guainia

Estrella Fluvial del Sur Atabapo River
…no words!
Estrella Fluvial del Sur Atabapo River
…or a sunbathe!

El Penon de Guatape, Antioquia

El Penol
La piedra del Peñol cerca de Guatapé, son demasiados escalones.
Guatapé & El Peñón
Guatapé & El Peñón

Utria National Park, Choco

Utria National Park Colombia
Another beach on another island in Utria National Park: all this beauty gets tiring (kidding!)

Utria National Park Colombia

Tranquilandia, Guaviare

 

tranquilandia san jose del guaviare
No, not Cano Cristales…Guaviare!

 

tranquilandia san jose del guaviare
The beautiful Tranquilandia…

 

Los Estoraques, Norte de Santander

Los Estoraques Colombia
Pillars in the national park
Los Estoraques Colombia
Los Estoraques Colombia

Santa Cruz del Islote, Sucre

Santa Cruz del Islote
Santa Cruz del Islote in the magic hour

Santa Cruz del Islote, Colombia

Laguna Negra, Guaviare

laguna negra guaviare
It’s like a mirror for the sun…

 

laguna negra guaviare
Beautiful…

Fin del Mundo, Putumayo

Mocoa Putumayo Jungle
Welcome to the jungle! – Mocoa, Putumayo
Mocoa Putumayo
Mocoa Putumayo

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, Cundinamarca

Inside the Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira
¿Que más podría estar en una mina de sal?
La Catedral de Sal tunnel, Zipaquira
La Catedral de Sal tunnel, Zipaquira

Taroa Dunes, La Guajira

Traveling to Punta Gallinas Guajira Colombia
The Taroa dunes: you can see how massive they are!
Traveling to Punta Gallinas Guajira Colombia
Traveling to Punta Gallinas Guajira Colombia

Nabusimake, Cesar

nabusimake colombia
Nabusimake is considered the spiritual capital of the Arhuaco people
nabusimake colombia
The walled village is traditionally used for important meeting, but recently some families have moved into it as well

 

The Lost City, Magdalena

The Lost City Colombia
The Lost City – quite the reward
The Lost City
The Lost City

 

El Cocuy National Park, Boyaca

el cocuy colombia

el cocuy colombia

 

Playa Guachalito, Choco

playa guachalito choco colombia

playa guachalito choco colombia

Tatacoa Desert, Huila

tatacoa desert colombia

tatacoa desert colombia

 

San Lorenzo Ridge, Magdalena

san lorenzo ridge colombia

san lorenzo ridge colombia

 

Wisirare Park, Casanare

 

wisirare casanare caiman orinoco
No words…

 

wisirare casanare caiman orinoco
Leonardo, about to be a wild turtle

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “21 places you won’t believe are in Colombia

    Franz on

    Parece que vivo, pero que no sabía en dónde… luego ¿vivo?

    Reply

    Jeannette on

    Gracias por mostrar mi Colombia. Si tienes razon es maravillosa…cuando era joven visite todos esos lugsres y mas…sus ciudades Santandereanas, y Tolimences son preciosas.

    Reply

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