el cocuy national park colombia

  The stunning El Cocuy National Park, which has been completely closed to visitors since February 2016, is set to reopen, albeit only partially, this Thursday, April 6. After extensive negotiations between the U’Wa indigenous community, who consider the park sacred, and the National Parks office of Colombia it has been announced that sections of […]

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 […]

sonson antioquia

Voy a ser sincera: ya llevaba un buen tiempo viviendo en Antioquia pero nunca me habían recomendado a visitar a Sonsón. Llegué por primera vez ahí cuando hice escala en este pueblo para llegar a Nariño, Antioquia (un tesoro natural sobre el que escribí aquí) y me llamó la atención por el estilo colonial de las […]

cocora valley salento colombia

  Salento is one of Colombia’s most popular and iconic tourist destinations: you can scarcely find an article about Colombian travel that doesn’t make some reference to the iconic wax palms of the Cocora Valley, the principal reason that most people make the short hop from Armenia to Salento. But there are plenty of other […]

Tayrona Park Closed

  Once again the decision has been taken by the Colombian National Park service to close the most popular of their sites, Tayrona National Park, for a month. After previously closing the park for a month in November of 2015 after local indigenous groups, who consider the park to be sacred, requested that it be […]