Colombian destinations 2016

Top 10 travel destinations in Colombia for 2016

For those of you who are tired of the same old stuff, those of you who have been there and done that, and need some travel inspiration for 2016, we bring you a new set of 10 destinations to visit in Colombia.
Cali Colombia


Cali often gets overlooked on the tourist trail in favour of larger cities like Bogota or Medellin, or the more popular coastal stops, despite having a great deal to offer visitors.
Desfile de Mitos y Leyendas Medellín, Colombian fiestas

Final Colombian festivals of the year

It’s lights, history and reggaeton as Chris Erb guides us through some of the unusual festivals that will round out 2016.

Breaking borders tours: ‘You can’t leave, but you can change’

Tourism triumphing over violence and breaking borders in Barrio Egipto. ‘You can’t leave, but you can change’
Camping around Bogota

Camping in Colombia: an idiot’s guide

Thinking of pitching up and chilling in the great outdoors? Charlotte Mackenzie takes a look at how to get the most out of your Colombian camping trip.
Joyas Colombianas Dinner & Show

Joyas Colombianas Dinner & Show: A spin through Colombian heritage

Joyas Colombianas Dinner & Show, a dinner and dance show in La Candelaria that promises to showcase the splendours of Colombian traditional music is an enjoyable appetiser for Colombian heritage for new arrivals to the country.
Christmas trips

Colombian twist to Christmas: Getting out of the capital for the...

Colombia is known for celebrating any occasion with immense spirit, and as the brightest of all events, Christmas is no exception. Whatever Christmas means for you, find out where you can put a Colombian twist on your traditions and customs.
Isla San Bernando

Pig Paradise

Angie Tolliday finds an unexpected gem, the islands of San Bernardo, en route to Panama. Despite the false promise of being dropped off at the...
Alone Together

Book review – Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in...

Alone Together is a book about solo female travel and some of the people and places that 36 women from 17 different countries and all kinds of backgrounds encounter on their journeys through Latin America. This diverse group of women – from backpackers to an octogenarian – share their experiences, which are at times humorous, at times unnerving and at times heart-warming.
Chicaque National Park

Chicaque: A walk in the clouds

At Chicaque Nature Reserve, Just south of Bogotá, fresh air, nature, and birds provide a welcome escape from the city, writes Laura Brown.