So with President Santos’ visit to the UK the British media has been featuring a lot about Colombia, and more specifically about the so-called ‘Civets’, a group of countries including Colombia that are being talked about as the next emerging markets. But if you’re looking for a more casual read about Colombia, that kind of press is also becoming more and more popular.
Travel to Colombia is becoming increasingly talked about as people become more and more aware that Colombia is making large strides as a tourist destination. We’re glad, of course, since the whole world should know that Colombia’s here and waiting.
We at Colombia Travel Blog have collected some of our favourite recent articles for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
A beginner’s guide to South America
“If you have not heard by now, Colombia is open for travel and safer than it has been in decades. Bogota, the high mountain capital, is a cultural behemoth with salsa-filled nightclubs, charming cafes and intriguing nearby sights — including a surreal underground salt cathedral, 50km north of the city.”
A Party Blooms in Bogotá
New York Times
“The difference between Colombia in 2001 and Colombia in 2011 is that it’s now possible, employing appropriate caution, to travel around this geographically arresting, culturally enthralling country without fear.”
Journey to the source: Colombian Coffee
“The humid, tropical slopes of the coffee region are saturated with colour. Layer upon layer of verdant mountains fold away into the distance, the lush green studded with iridescent flowers.”
Bogotá’s age of rediscovery
“Perhaps that’s the thing about this city: it hasn’t got a longstanding tradition of tourism, so it doesn’t feel the need to play up to it and signpost its assets. Whatever the reasons, the standout places are well worth seeking out and that’s surely the best part of visiting any emerging destination.”
Best Trips 2012: North Colombia
“Pristine Caribbean beaches make Tayrona National Park a standout in northern Colombia. The park is one of several natural and cultural attractions in the area that include the 16th-century city of Santa Marta and Ciudad Perdida, an archaeological site to rival Machu Picchu.”
Bogotá, Colombia’s exciting capital, is leaving its dangerous reputation far behind
New York Daily News
“With its population of 7.3 million, an extensive public transportation system, world-class cultural institutions and a vibrant nightlife, Bogotá could easily make New Yorkers feel at home. The bustling economic, political and cultural center is a excellent place to begin (or wind down) a trip to Colombia.”