Colombia South America
Soaring Andean summits, unspoiled Caribbean coast, enigmatic Amazon jungle and cryptic archaeological ruins. Colombia boasts all of South America's allure and more.
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Picture yourself in Colombia with Elsewhere by Lonely Planet
Feb 22, 2023 • 6 Min read
Colombia on a budget: explore the beaches, jungles and highlands for less
Feb 20, 2023 • 6 Min read
As one of the best value countries in South America, Colombia is a place where you won't have to scrimp on experiences. Here's how to explore on a budget.
Wildlife & Nature
The 14 best things to do in Colombia, from secret cities to vibrant carnivals
Jan 22, 2023 • 11 Min read
Exciting museums, thrilling jungle treks, world-class snorkeling and more: Colombia has something to suit every traveler.
Festivals & Events
When is the best time to visit Colombia?
Jan 10, 2023 • 4 Min read
The climate varies across the country, but there's always a good time to be had in Colombia. Here’s the best time to visit.
Tips & Advice
13 of the best places in Colombia to soak up salsa, sunshine and more
Jan 7, 2023 • 8 Min read
From tropical beaches to kinetic cities and pristine jungle, Colombia packs a punch. Plan your trip with these 13 unmissable places to visit.
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4 days to discover Colombia’s national parks
Nov 15, 2022 • 10 Min read
Colombia’s 59 protected natural areas are a must for nature lovers. Ocean Malandra shows you how to see two parks in four days.
5 of the best road trips in Colombia
Sep 28, 2022 • 8 Min read
From towering Andean peaks to the soft sands of the Caribbean here are the best road trips across Colombia.
Colombia's 9 best national parks
Sep 24, 2022 • 8 Min read
If you want to climb an active volcano, visit archeological sites, go scuba diving or much more, Colombia’s extraordinary national parks beckon.
Checking In: Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort in Cartagena, Colombia
Sep 15, 2022 • 4 Min read
A look at the new Sofitel Barú Calablanca: Cartagena's first luxury beachfront resort, focused on relaxation.
Return to nature in the magical hills of the Sierra Nevada, Colombia
Aug 8, 2022 • 5 Min read
Time moves slowly here, but there’s plenty to do, from tubing down the Rio Palomino to hiking with local indigenous tribes
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