Colombia has often been associated with treasure: El Dorado, the biggest producer of emeralds on earth, the pirate legends of the Caribbean. However, the true jewels of Colombia are it’s remarkable array of hummingbirds – at almost 150 species, Colombia has the world’s largest hummingbird diversity! Here’s a gallery of incredible photos of Colombian hummingbirds, […]

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 […]

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  Last month I wrote a blog post all about the Cano Cristales of Santander (that’s what I christened it anyway!) – this focused on the amazing red rivers flowing around the small town of Guadalupe in Santander department, and their similarity to the iconic Colombian attraction of Cano Cristales…the key difference being that the […]

1000 Photos of Colombia

  The Colombia Travel Blog is 1000 posts old! So we’re celebrating with 1000 pictures of Colombia! From our first ever blog post in 2011, to our landmark 500th post in 2013 (500 Reasons We Love Colombia!), the Colombia Travel Blog has been dispensing advice about travel in Colombia for a remarkable 1000 posts and […]