San Basilio de Palenque

  Read this post in English here: “5 Amazing Day-trips from Cartagena” Permítanme empezar diciendo esto: Me encanta visitar Cartagena. Claro, hay muchos turistas y unos cuantos de vendedores ambulantes demás ofreciendo souvenirs cuestionables, pero “La Heroica” es un lugar mágico para visitar en cualquier viaje a Colombia. Sin embargo, incluso los fanáticos de García Márquez […]

Providencia Colombia

  Colombia is absolutely chock-a-block (translation for non-native English speakers: full of) with islands: it’s the only country in South America that has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and lots of coast means lots of islands. And we’re not talking windswept, weather-beaten, inaccessible rocks here (although there are a fair few of those as well): […]

graffiti getsemani cartagena

  Getsemaní used to be known for very different things: this burgeoning Cartagena neighborhood of music, street-art, food and tourism was once a no-go area, famous for drugs and crime; far from the cultural epicenter of Cartagena that it now represents. With featured pieces about the area on Forbes and the NY Times (among many […]

San Basilio de Palenque

  La versión de este post en castellano aquí: “5 escapes de un dia desde Cartagena” Let me start of by saying this: I love visiting Cartagena. Sure, it’s busy and there are a few too many street vendors hawking questionable souvenirs, but the so-called ‘Jewel of the Indies’ is a magical place to visit […]

Salento Colombia

  My parents, like many people’s I imagine, were initially a little apprehensive about me moving to Colombia; after all, as we’re trying so hard to alter here at the Colombia Travel Blog, negative perceptions about the country still persist, partly down to sensationalist media accounts. However, as they’re my parents, they got on board […]

El caribe colombiano

Para muchos viajar al caribe Colombiano consiste en caminar las impecables calles de Cartagena y quizás visitar el Parque Nacional Tayrona. La costa caribe colombiana, sin embargo, es una de las regiones mas variadas del país y es riquísima en cultura , naturaleza e idílicas playas. Como una imagen habla mas que mil palabras…para que […]

  For our 2 week Caribbean coast itinerary: click here We recently published a post detailing a dream 2 week beach holiday itinerary for anyone visiting Colombia; now, there’s so much more to this country than just sunny, sandy beaches, so we thought we’d bring you some more itineraries to suit specific interests. As with […]