Souvenirs to buy in Santa Marta, Colombia

If you’re looking for something completely Colombian to take back home from your trip to Santa Marta, consider the hats, bags, candies and coffee, made by local and regional residents, that reveal the culture of the area.

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June 9, 2015 by
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Nighttime view of Bogota

First-Time Visitor Tps for Bogota

Before visiting Bogota for the first time, check out these important tips about the weather, the best time to visit, how to get around the city, what to see and what to eat.

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June 2, 2015 by
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Best Day Trips from Medellin

Day trips from Medellin include villages filled with flowers, a visit to a coffee farm, and a boat ride on a lake.

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May 12, 2015 by
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Street Art in Bogota

Just walking down almost any street in Bogota is enough to convince a person that street art is not only popular in this city, but that it is also well done. This growing phenomenon has filled Bogota with murals that range from political and social statements (dealing with indigenous rights, political injustices, and animal rights) to decorative and humorous themes.

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May 5, 2015 by
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Best Parks in Bogota

Bogota has more than 1,000 urban parks. From small leafy areas to have a quiet picnic to large amusement parks, this city gives people plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy the year-round mild weather.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Cartagena on Foot

Cartagena is an ideal city to explore on foot. The slow pace of walking allows you to discover the special details of the city: tiny museums, delicious street food, local culture. The city is known for its gorgeous boutique hotels hiding behind immense wood doors, each one with a story to tell. In Cartagena, everything is close by.

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April 14, 2015 by
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Best Restaurants for Colombian Food in Medellin

In Medellin, eating is all about tradition and the taste of home-cooked food. Many of the meals are based on the ingredients that are common in the area: beans, corn, avocado, chorizo (sausage) and chicharrón (fried pork rinds).

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March 17, 2015 by
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Day Trips from Cali, Colombia

There are plenty of day trips from Cali to tropical destinations like sugar cane plantations, colonial towns, national parks and lakes. Along the way, take a ride on a human-powered railroad and visit an Afro-Colombian village in the jungle.

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March 10, 2015 by
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Spring Break in Cartagena

Looking for sun, beaches, culture, and Latin rhythms during Spring Break? Delve into one of the oldest cities in the new world, Cartagena. Often considered the best city in the Caribbean, vibrant Cartagena has world-class restaurants, fashionable boutique hotels, hip hostels, bars for dancing, and nightlife in the plazas that dot the city.

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February 24, 2015 by
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5 Ways to Experience Colombian Culture in Santa Marta

There are plenty of ways to explore Colombian culture in and around Santa Marta. Although this city, founded by Spanish explorers in 1525, is rich in history, the native populations in the area go much farther back and have left a rich cultural heritage. With the combination of indigenous civilizations, the Spanish contribution, and African influences make the gastronomy in Santa Marta a fascinating lesson in history and culture.

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February 17, 2015 by
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