Category: Things to Do

Cartagena for Cruise Visitors

February 11, 2014

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For those who have just a day to visit Cartagena while stopping by on a cruise, there’s plenty to see. With several UNESCO sites and plenty of history, shopping and fine dining, a day in Cartagena fills up fast.

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Riding the Medellin Cable Car

February 4, 2014

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The Medellin cable car system is efficient, clean and well maintained, showing the pride that people have in their unique method of transportation.

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How to Spend One Day in Bogota

January 14, 2014

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Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

When spending a day in Bogota, head to La Candelaria, where Bogota was born. It can be hard to fit all of the sights to see into just one day, since there are numerous museums to visit, plenty of local foods to taste, and an amazing view of the city.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colombia

January 7, 2014

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Cartagena Street Scene

The fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural manifestations in Colombia are a great way to explore the country’s heritage and cultures going back 3,000 years. These sites were selected from all around Colombia, from the coast to the mountains to the Amazon jungle. There are places rich with history and culture that give visitors the chance to explore an ancient tomb, admire a small historic town on the Magdalena River, play a marimba, or experience the alegria of carnival time.

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Medellin’s Best Museums

December 17, 2013

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Museo de Antioquia Medellin

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.

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Things to Do in Cartagena with Kids

November 12, 2013

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Cartagena Fort

Families staying in Cartagena will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to do, including visiting beaches, islands, forts, and interactive museums.

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Free Things to Do in Medellin

October 15, 2013

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A Botero statue in downtown Medellin. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Baikovicius via Flickr.

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.

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Beaches in Cartagena

September 24, 2013

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Playa Blanca. Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Digiaro via Flickr.

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.

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Rafting the Rio Negro

September 17, 2013

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Rafting the Rio Negro. Photo courtesy of Triangulo del Café via Flickr.

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.

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Free Things to Do in Bogota

August 20, 2013

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Botero statue at the Museo Botero in Bogota. Photo courtesy of Eli Duke via Flickr.

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.

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