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 […]

Photo: Coffee Management Services https://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemanagement/10033404275

  My name is Chris, and I drink. Coffee. Quite a lot of coffee in fact. A friend of mine just opened up a lovely little restaurant and coffee bar in La Candelaria (Papaya Gourmet, since you ask), and according to him I’m just about the only person who’ll come in, sit down, and proceed to […]

Utria National Park Choco Colombia

  So, it’s 2016, and there has never been a better time to visit Colombia and explore it’s myriad destinations, remarkable diversity, and varied culture. Of course there are the classics: no self-respecting Colombia traveler ends up missing many of Cartagena, Tayrona, Medellin, Cali or Bogota. However, there are so many incredible destinations to visit […]

Colombian Coffee

  Is Colombian coffee the best in the world?! The experts certainly seem to think it’s up there, and we most definitely agree! But why is coffee in Colombia so good? Today, on International Coffee Day (October 1st) we thought we’d take a look at the best of Colombian coffee and give you the 8 reasons […]

Termales del Ruiz Manizales (Photo: Ferney Salgado)

  I have just returned from a fantastic blog trip to Manizales with the ‘Corporacion para el Fomento del Aviturismo en Colombia’, where we visited some wonderful examples of the stunning natural wonders to be found in the outskirts of the city, in the Caldas countryside. We spent one great day high up in the paramo of […]

La Victoria Caldas Colombia

  I recently took a last-minute trip to the small town of Victoria in the very south of Caldas department (so far south in fact, that much of the landscape you can see in these photos is actually Tolima), ostensibly in search of birds (the forests above the town are home to a surprisingly number […]