Hiking in Parque Nacional Del Cocuy, Colombia

Hiking Parque Nacional Del Cocuy – Guican in Boyaca, Colombia I was standing on the edge of Pride Rock overlooking a giant pillow of snow with icy mountains to the left and a giant glacier to the right. I was struggling for breath at 4,950m above sea-level, but that view, even for the 5 minutes…

Playa Blanca, Cartagena, Colombia

Playa Blanca, ColombiaPlaya Blanca is white sand beach with crystal clear water one hour from Cartagena. Welcome to the Caribbean Sea! It’s what the typical vacation destination picture looks like, and it is picture perfect when you wait for the people to move.That’s right, don’t expect to have a glorious beach destination only one hour…

Tintipán Island, Colombia

Tintipán IslandTintipán is a Caribbean dream island retreat as part of the San Bernardo Islands. It is a 30 minute boat ride from Rincon Del Mar in the north of Colombia.It is a beautiful island on which you can stay the night or visit for the day. Think crystal clear waters and white sand.What to…

Rincon del Mar, Colombia

Rincon del MarRincon Del Mar is a small fishing village on the caribbean coast a short 25 minute taxi or moto from San Onofre. It has clear waters, white sand, great food with very little tourists. It is a perfect 3-5 day relaxing beach vacation getaway from Medellín or Cartagena. It is also the gateway…

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tayrona National ParkTayrona National Park lies on the Caribbean coastline, 34km from the city of Santa Marta, and boasts some of the most stunning beaches in South America.This guide will give a general overview of what to expect in Tayrona National Park, including:How to get to Tayrona National ParkEntering Tayrona National ParkFees and permitsThe walking…

Cabo De Vela, La Guajira, Colombia

Cabo De VelaCabo De Vela is a fishing village in the very north of Colombia – La Guajira. Cabo De Vela, Colombia is renown for its kite surfing, the desert landscapes and the sea. It is not part of the tourist trail but in recent years is becoming a more popular tourist travel destination in…

Pilón de Azúcar, La Guajira, Colombia

Pilón de AzúcarPilón De Azúcar is a small desert beach cove where the Guajira Desert meets the Caribbean Sea, located 30 minutes from Cabo De Vela. It is possibly one of my favourite beaches in the world.Pilón De Azúcar has beautiful turquoise waters and rich desert hues of yellow, orange and red. Surrounding the cove…

Punta Gallinas Sand Dunes, Colombia

Punta Gallinas, Colombia

Punta Gallinas, ColombiaPunta Gallinas, Colombia is the most northern point of South America and can only be accessed by tours organized from Santa Marta or from Cabo De Vela.It is highly recommended to organize the tour by yourself from Cabo De Vela as you will get more time in the area to enjoy the desert…

Jardín – Colombia

JARDÍN, QUINDÍO, COLOMBIAGet away from it all. Get off the tourist trail. Take yourself to a little town in the hills and relax. Jardín is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located 3 hours from Medellín, it is an ideal weekend getaway. The town itself is beautiful, quaint…

The countryside of Filandia

Filandia – Colombia

The Hidden GemNot many people know about Filandia in the Quindin province of Colombia. A quaint little town perched up on a hill over looking rolling green fields in the coffee district of Colombia.I was a bit hesitant about writing about Filandia because it’s one of those gems that you don’t want to become over…

Coffee Tour in Salento, Colombia

THE DON EDUARDO COFFEE TOURI didn’t know a cup of joe could taste this good. The Don Eduardo Coffee Experience was an extremely informative coffee tour in Salento, Colombia. I am still thinking about the beautiful aroma of the freshly toasted and ground coffee beans.   Salento is a town and municipality in the north-east of…

Parque Nacional Los Nevados, Quindío, Colombia

THE LOS NEVADOS TREK, SALENTO, COLOMBIAThe Los Nevados Trek will take you through a variety of landscapes up to the Colombian highlands of the Andes.Parque Nacional Los Nevados is located in the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes. There are variety of treks and entrance points within the Los Nevados National Park. The standard Los Nevados…

Man standing at the base of Wax palms, Valle De Cocora, Colombia

Valle Del Cocora, Quindío, Colombia

THE COCORA VALLEY – COLOMBIAThe Cocora Valley is a top notch landscape in Colombia to visit. It is easily accessible, cheap, and therefore the rewards far outweigh the efforts.   WALKING OPTIONSWhen you arrive at Cocora you will have three walking options:a two hour hike to Acaime;a three hour hike to Acaime; orthe full 5 hour hike…

Dirt road in Salento, Colombia

Salento, Colombia

SALENTO – COLOMBIASalento is a popular tourist destination located in the cafeteria district of Colombia. People come here to visit the beautiful landscapes and tall wax palms of the Cocora Valle. They generally also stay a lot longer than intended because it is very relaxing. There are plenty of things to do in Salento. It is…

Juradó – Chocó – Colombia

JURADÓ, CHOCÓ, COLOMBIA WHY DID WE GO TO JURADÓ? To be honest, we still aren’t sure why we went to Juradó. We had opened enough coconuts in El Valle and wanted to explore the area. We wanted to see something different. We wanted to know.Surely there’s more to life than opening coconuts on the beach…Is…