Art seems to be everywhere in Medellin, and a good way to see it is by visiting the best museums. In addition to collections of national and international art, there are some unusual museums in Medellin. Wander around a cemetery now turned into a center of cultural activity, a French castle that celebrates the past, and a museum recognizing one of Latin America’s most famous living artists.
Consumed at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and often at snack time, arepas are eaten every day by many Colombian families. Usually made from ground corn or corn flour, these palm sized breads can be savory or sweet, thin or thick.
While most of Bogota’s attractions by day can be found in and around the La Candelaria neighborhood, things are different after dark. If you’re looking for something to do once the sun goes down, here’s your guide to nightlife in Bogota.
Medellin is undoubtedly one of South America’s most misunderstood cities. The former murder capital of the world has gone through great lengths to clean up its act, and today, it’s a safe, modern and incredibly livable city, and many travelers will tell you it was the highlight of their time in South America. Since this Colombian city is just starting to make strides as a tourist destination, it’s still very affordable. If you’re on a tight budget, here are some free things to do in Medellin.
The charming colonial city of Cartagena on the northern coast of Colombia serves as the gateway to the Caribbean — a place where tourists from throughout Colombia and the world come to soak up some sun and swim in turquoise waters. While Colombia’s most beautiful beaches lie further afield, you’ll find several beaches in Cartagena or within a day trip’s distance.
One of Colombia’s many appealing features as a travel destination is its many outdoor activity and adventure sports possibilities. One of the most popular, rafting the Rio Negro, gives you a chance to see some of Colombia’s beautiful countryside while enjoying a major adrenaline rush.
Contrary to its overly negative reputation, Colombia has a lot to offer the traveler willing to give the country a try, including a diverse landscape of dense jungle, Caribbean beaches and lush valleys, friendly people and a long, rich history. To make the most of your time in this amazing nation, here are a few suggestions for what not to do in Colombia.
Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, offers all the attractions, nightlife and sophistication of a major capital at a fraction of the cost. Even though traveling in Colombia is generally cheaper than in other South American destinations, you can save even more of your travel budget by taking advantage of the many free things to do in Bogota.