Located on South America’s north-western corner, Colombia is fast becoming one of the top travel destinations. It is becoming more popular thanks to its range of natural landscapes, unique regional cultures and improved infrastructure. Colombia is also full of beautiful mountainous landscapes, pristine sandy coastlines and cultural cities. This South American country continually captivates travellers from all points of the world.
Colombia is situated close to the equator keeping the country in steady temperatures throughout the year. It enjoys an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius along the coastlines and between 7 to 17 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes. However, when planning a holiday in Colombia, one must remember that rainfall can vary depending on the location and season. In the Andean region, the months of December to March and July to August are considered as the driest seasons wile the month between December to March and July to August experience more rainfall, particularly in the southern Colombian areas. The peak tourist seasons in Colombia are from December to February and during the Easter Week period so prices can be higher during these periods.
Colombia is a country with many sights and activities to offer any traveller. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in Colombia that should not be missed:
Cartagena – One of Colombia’s most visited cities, it is a great introduction to the country’s diversity. It is home to many colonial architectural gems particularly in Cartagena’s historic centre that stand along modern skyscrapers and beautiful beaches. This seaside resort is a unique experience and great jumping point for a tour in Colombia.
Medellin – Also known as the “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellin is popular for its beautiful weather. It is a thriving modern city that continues to preserve its unique heritage and beauty. It is a must-see for travellers who want to experience a bustling cultural scene with charming public places, several flourishing scientific and educational institutions as well as numerous interesting museums and galleries.
Ciudad Perdida – Considered as one of the most popular attractions in Colombia, the Ciudad Perdida is also known as the “Lost City”. It is located deep in the dense jungles of Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria, Ciudad Perdida holds the archaeological ruins of one of the oldest and largest pre-Colombian settlements in the Americas.
Santiago de Cali – The third largest city in Colombia, the Santiago de Cali is popular for its bustling nightlife and considered to be the salsa capital of Latin America. Locals are known to love dancing and Santiago de Cali has everything from dance schools, clubs and bars where one can salsa the night away. Santiago de Cali is also home to several historical and culturally significant structures such as the Iglesia de La Merced.
Pereira – One of Colombia’s oldest colonial settlements, Pereira is a booming city and an increasingly popular destination for those looking for outdoor adventures and natural sights. Pereira is located in Western Colombia’s coffee region situated at the foothills of the Andes. It is also the starting point to other popular attractions such as Lake Otun and the Los Nevados National Park. When in Pereira, drop the by Plaza de Bolivar, the city’s main square and home to the unique “Naked Bolivar” statue.
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