Families staying in Cartagena will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to do, including visiting beaches, islands, forts, and interactive museums.
Category: Things to Do
October 15, 2013
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.
September 24, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
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.
August 20, 2013
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.
July 30, 2013
If trying exceptional experiences that are unlike most that you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing again, then Colombia’s Totumo Volcano should top the list. This volcanic mud cone attracts visitors foreign and domestic, who come for the purported healing properties of the thick, gray mud. Considered to be an extinct volcano, local legend has it that a priest turned the lava and fire into mud by sprinkling the whole shebang with holy water.
July 23, 2013
Colombia is one of the world’s largest exporters of flowers, and its capital of eternal spring, Medellín, displays that particular cash crop in full, vivid color every August during the Feria de las Flores (Flower Fair). Every year since 1957, the five-day festival draws participants and spectators from all over the country to witness the uniquely florid parades and pageantry.
May 28, 2013
Colombia’s exhilarating capital, Bogotá, offers enough sightseeing, dining, and entertainment options to keep visitors occupied for days. Still, every now and then, a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city is in order, and these unique destinations, all within a few hours’ drive from Bogotá, make for the perfect day-long escape.
May 21, 2013
At once a tourist magnet, a seafood lover’s paradise, and a history buff’s nirvana, Cartagena serves up plenty of must-sees, must-dos, and must-eats. The resort city, and recently rediscovered gem of the colonial Spanish Main, entices visitors with its many charms, and while there is a multitude of ways to spend money, the things that make Cartagena such an enchanting destination are all free.
May 14, 2013
Situated just 50 miles from Colombia’s second city, Medellin, the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia draws day-trippers from the city and culture seekers from around the world with its year-round spring-like weather, impressive colonial architecture, and traditional Andean dishes. Formerly the capital of the department of Antioquia, Santa Fe was founded back in 1541 and this rich history, and importance as a mining hub, is reflected in the town’s ornate cathedrals and bustling plazas.