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Caribbean Coast

Sun soaked and rich in culture, Colombia's dramatic Caribbean coastline is its dazzling crown, capping the country with myriad ecosystems, from the dense jungles of the Darién Gap on the border with Panama to the hauntingly atmospheric desert of La Guajira near Venezuela.

The jewel along the coast is Cartagena, known for its multifaceted culture and extensive colonial-era architecture. Journey inland to find gorgeously isolated Mompós, a quiet hamlet in the forest whose star is truly in the ascendant. Other attractions are more natural: the PNN Tayrona, a wonderful stretch of perfect beach and virgin rainforest, and the thrilling and arduous Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) trek, which will satisfy adventurers keen to learn about the remnants of an ancient civilization against a stunning mountain backdrop.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Caribbean Coast.