Top things to do in Colombia

Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico

This 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are over 130 statues in the park in total, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
Top Choice Museum in Bogotá

Museo del Oro

Bogotá's most famous museum and one of the most fascinating in South America, the Gold Museum contains more than 55,000 pieces of gold and other materials from all of Colombia's major pre-Hispanic cultures. The coll…
Top Choice Colombian in Bogotá

Andrés Carne de Res

This legendary steakhouse blows everyone – even repeat visitors – away with its all-out fun atmosphere. The 75-page menu of classics like arepas (corn cakes) and ceviches, and pages of succulent steaks (some portion…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Guatapé

Piedra del Peñol

Also known as El Peñon de Guatapé, thanks to the fierce rivalry between the towns it straddles, this 200m-high granite monolith rises from near the edge of the Embalse Guatapé. A brick staircase of 659 steps rises u…
Top Choice American in San Gil

Gringo Mike's

What isn't good here? In a moody, candlelit courtyard you'll find this US-UK operation thrilling homesick travelers with a surplus of American-portioned gourmet burgers, bacon-heavy sandwiches, breakfast burritos an…
Top Choice Cafe in Bogotá

Azahar Café

Possibly the finest shrine to coffee in Colombia, the recently amplified Azahar exudes taste, expertise and an undying passion for the country’s second-most-famous homegrown product (after cocaine). Busy baristas wo…
Top Choice Colombian in Bogotá

Leo

Chef Leo Espinosa is the culinary priestess for innovative Colombian fine dining. Her epic 12-course tasting menu (COP$210,000) paired with wine and artisanal beverages (COP$280,000) is a belt-loosening, multihour j…
Top Choice Fusion in Cali

Platillos Voladores

Cali's best fine-dining experience, Platillos Voladores offers an interesting and varied menu of beautifully presented gourmet dishes that feature a glorious interplay of Asian, European and Afro-Colombian influence…
Top Choice International in Medellín

Carmen

Run by an American-Colombian couple, both of whom are Cordon Bleu chefs, Carmen prepares sophisticated international cuisine with a heavy Californian influence. The restaurant itself is made up of distinct dining zo…
Top Choice Old Town in Cartagena

Old Town

Cartagena's old city is its principal attraction, particularly the inner walled town, consisting of the historical districts of El Centro and San Diego. It's one of finest examples of preserved colonial architecture…