For the first time i will travel through Colombia this august. I'll fly from Bogota to Pereira, then from Cali to Santa Marta and finally from Riohacha back to Bogota. I would like to know if it is highly recommended to take malaria pills (i got malarone pills from the pharmacist in the Netherlands) in Riohacha. I've bought DEET and an impregnated mosquito net. I hear a lot of nasty side effects of malaria pills, so if it's not necessary i don't want to take them (i will be staying there…
we have 7 or 8 days to spend in the pacific coast and the flights from Medellin to Bahia solano and Nuqui are almost the same
which place is better to stay? nature,quiet,villages.....i heard el valle is very nice and to go here is better from bahia solano i guess
we wanted to sleep all the days in the same place but maybe is interested to share between the two areas?
any hostel or place recommended to sleep??
hi, we are about to leave salento tomorrow, we want to be at Cali to the African music festival at Aug 10, but we dont want to stay at the city itself for the next two weeks. does anyone know a nice village or smal town around cali we can stay at till the festival?
I will be traveling from Bogota to Popayan. I would like to break up the trip into 2 or 3 segments. Can anyone recommend some interesting stopovers between the 2 cities. Thanks
Does anyone know how Minca compares to the efe cafetera region around Filandia or Salento?
I'll be spending the month of August in Colombia and I'm trying budget my time as best as possible. I definitely want to visit a coffee farm and fit in as much ecotourism as possible, and I figured, since I'll be spending a good bit of time on the Caribbean coast and in Parque Tayrona, it would save some time if I just went to Minca and skipped the coffee region. However, if the experience in Minca and…
My partner and I are going to Colombia for ten days over Thanksgiving (mid-late Nov). We're planning on checking out Bogota and Cartagena and I'm wondering if one has better weather than the other at that time of year -- I know it's the end of the low season so some rain is inevitable, but would it make sense to spend more time in one city than the other? I've also heard some conflicting information on the amount of rain to prepare for -- is this monsoon style, like an all day downpour, or more…
Firstly, thank you to regular contributors - I have been stalking these pages for a month or two now, and it has helped shaped my itinerary enormously. We (couple mid 30s from London UK) will be in Colombia for 3 weeks between 14th December and 4th January. We are coming to Colombia for nature (I was a childhood birdwatcher and am keen to do at least one tour), Caribbean beaches, countryside, colonial towns and interesting cities. We both study Spanish and are up to intermediate…
I hope you all are fine, I am going to Colombia from 1st to 11th August. First, I am arriving in Bogotá by plane, inmediately after that I am planning to go to Zona Cafetera (Armenia, Pereira and Manizales) or to the Coastal Region (Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta), what option would you choose? I have read about the Zona Cafetera cities and they are very interesting, can anyone help me or tell me about the coastal cities? I would really appreciate any help. I suppose…
I'm trying to plan my itinerary for Colombia in August and as I have a short amount of time- I want to go from Medellin to Salento on a Sunday. I have heard that Flota Occidental has a direct bus, but it's hard to find information on the website. Does anyone know if it runs on Sunday? Do you know the hours it runs by change? Thank you!