Colombia is a country of two sides, a place where skyscrapers sit next to quaint pueblos, and emerald green jungle quickly turns into otherworldly desert. The unique blend of landscapes and experiences you’ll find here is second to none–always unexpectedly beautiful. Its turbulent history of gang rivalry and drug cartels is partly to blame, with visitors shocked to find united communities and smiling locals. However, this history is also what makes Colombia special, giving every suburb, corner, and crevice of the land a deep nostalgia for what has been and an appreciation of what’s to come.
Some of the most extraordinary natural experiences on the planet are to be found in Colombia, whether it’s riding through the world’s tallest palm trees, hiking in the Andes, or snorkeling in Caribbean coastal waters. Among these landscapes, discover lost cities, underground salt mines, and puzzling natural phenomena—each with an ancient story that forms the backbone of Colombia’s heritage.
The Land of Food & Fiesta
Food and fiesta are integral to Colombians, with families and friends finding any excuse to gather and enjoy home-cooked arepas or take to the streets and salsa dance. And it’s not just dancing and food that serves as a means of creative expression; in Colombia, art is everything, bringing people together and changing the lives of many. In previously dangerous suburbs, like Communa 13 in Medellin, communities have grown and changed with the arrival of street art, painting murals with an important political message. These colors will remain imprinted on your memory forever; there’s always a rainbow of emotions, flavors, and stories to be found in beautiful Colombia!