Colombia is more famous for mountains than beaches, but the country is blessed with sun-toasted stretches of sand on both its Caribbean and Pacific coasts.

Playa Taroa Slide down a massive sand dune onto Colombia’s most beautiful – and emptiest – beach in Punta Gallinas.

Playa Morromico Waterfalls crash from jungle-covered mountains at this secluded private beach, one of Chocó’s most romantic destinations.

PNN Tayrona Preserved and very popular, this national park has serene, golden-sand bays and cerulean waters.

Providencia This tiny and remote Caribbean island has several stretches of gorgeous beach backed by thick jungle and towering palms.

Playa Guachalito A Pacific-coast, gray-sand paradise, flush with orchids, heliconias and wild jungle.

Playa Blanca A novel 3015m-high white-sand lakeside beach deep in the Andes.