Areas in Colombia
Colombia offers you a large variety of posibilities for travel thanks to the diversity of the country. You will be able to explore diverse landscapes, such as snow-capped mountains, wonderful beaches, nature parks, tropical rainforest, beautiful plains and modern, ethnic and colonial cities. We will take you down unexplored routes, close to the locals and far from the clichés. Let yourself be surprised and discover the trip which is the best fit for you.
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The Vichada department has vast plains that belong to Colombia’s Eastern Llanos. In the department there are rocky outcrops, as well as sand dunes. Vichada characteristically has vegetation that is specific to the Northern Llanos of the Vichada River and to the Southern and Eastern rainforest.
The coffee region and Medellin are charming and very dynamic areas, made up of a variety of coffee and flower plantations. If you are in Colombia, this is definitely a place to visit.
Medellin is Colombia's second biggest city and the metropolis is very well developed. It is a city that attracts many tourists thanks to its mountains, vegetation, architecture, 22°C climate, parks and museums. Medellin is known as the City of the Eternal Spring.
The Serranía de la Macarena is an isolated mountain range in the Meta department in the Andean foothills of the Amazon rainforest. Three ecosystems can be found here: the Andean, the Amazonian and the Oronoquian. The region is home to huge biodiversity and numerous endemic species. Anteaters, jaguars, pumas, deer, eight monkey species, 500 bird species, 1200 insect species and 100 reptile species can be found here, as well as 48 orchid species.
San Agustin and the South attract a lot of tourists thanks to their historical, cultural and archeological heritage. Tourists are enchanted by the religious customs, the wonderful colonial architecture and especially by the warmth and friendliness of its people.
Among tourist sites are the Alto of the Idolos and the Alto of the Piedras, where you can see a variety of art represented through approximately 5 meter high carved stone statues. Other sites that should be highlighted are La Chaquira, la Pelota, el Tablón and El Purutal.
The Guainía department is located in the east of the country and is characterized by the jungle, mountains and plains. There are 18000 inhabitants, including the native groups of the Guahíbos, the Macúes, the Piaroas, the Curripacos and the Puinaves. Thanks to a huge variety of forests and savannas, the flora and fauna is also very varied. You can find bushes, plants, natural meadows, fruit trees and the famous Inírida, a flower representative of the department. The average temperature is 27°C and the economy is based on agriculture, livestock and fishing.
Choco is one of the thirty-two Colombian departments and has a border with Panamá. It has coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The department is known for its very large Afro-Colombian population, but also other ethnic groups can be found, such as the Emberá and the Waunan, as well as their respective languages.
The area of Cartagena de Indias and its surroundings is characterized by the beauty of nature and its influential history. It is one of the most important ports for the economy of the country and a link between the Rosario San Bernardo and Providencia islands and the mainland.
This destination is characterized by its colonial architecture and was known as the entrance to South America, through which the Spaniards arrived and gave their customs and architectural influences to the city. Cartagena de Indias is an open air museum thanks to its intact colonial architecture.
Caquetá is located in the north-east of the Amazonas Region. It has and area of 88965 square km. It is an area rich in flora and fauna, having a huge variety of species of birds, insects and fish. It has also a huge river network. The main rivers are the Apaporis River and the Caqueta River. Among its natural resources we can find gold, silver, aluminum and hydrocarbons.
Today its biodiversity gives this region high potential for economic development thanks to agriculture and cattle raising.
Bogota, Santander and Boyacá are attractive tourist destinations and have very interesting colonial cities. Indeed, a huge part of Colombian history took place in these regions, as the Spanish established themselves here and build their first settlements. The colonial villages that still exist in this area, allow us to admire the beauty of Colombian architecture.
The revolution took place in these regions and ended with the victory on the bridge of Boyacá, giving the country its independence.