tubing en palomino colombia

  Palomino se ha convertido rápidamente en uno de los sitios que hay que ver para vistantes del Caribe colombiano: el pequeño pueblo costero ofrece hostales de buena calidad, una extensa playa, una variedad de restaurantes y acceso sin paralelo a la costa caribeña y la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. La primera vez que […]

Camino Real Bolivar Colombia

  Yesterday marked the anniversary of the death of Simon Bolivar on December 17th, 1830. Although the man commonly known as ‘The Liberator’ was born in Venezuela (Caracas in 1783), many of Bolivar’s greatest triumphs and disasters took place in what is now Colombia, during and after the Wars of Independence which have made him […]

Colombia Independence Day

  Yesterday, Colombia celebrated it’s Independence Day: on July 20th, 1810, independence was declared in Santa Fe de Bogota. The process was by no means easy; the Wars of Independence continued long after this date, and Colombia became part of Gran Colombia (including modern day Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador) in 1819, but, following it’s break-up […]

Providencia

For our 2 week culture and history trip itinerary: click here Over the next few weeks we will be writing a series of posts containing sample 2 week Colombian holiday itineraries (including additional activities for those with 3 weeks or a month); these itineraries are designed to give readers an idea of how they can make […]

Parque Tayrona

Ces derniers temps, il y a eu pas mal de reportages sur la Colombie. Suite à l’émission « Colombie, l’Eldorado » de Faut pas rêver, deux semaines plus tard Echappées Belles s’est mis à la mode et a réalisé le reportage : « Aux sources de la Colombie ». Sans parler d’Un œil sur la planète qui a diffusé plus […]

Squatted in the ever-blurring line between tourist destination and off-the-beaten track is Taganga, a fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast that boasts a burgeoning nightlife, unforgettable fruit juices and some of Colombia’s most lively beaches. Situated next to Santa Marta and Tayrona National Park, Taganga may not be the most obvious tourist destination but certainly […]

Santa Marta has the honour of being the oldest Spanish city in Colombia. The area was initially chosen because its nearby bay was deemed sufficiently safe, however, eventually more convinient passages were established to the colonial routes heading southwards and so people gravitated towards Cartagena, leaving Santa Marta behind and developing Cartagena into the important, […]