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Known as the “forest city,” Valledupar is considered the greenest city in Colombia. As the birthplace of Vallenato music, the city is representative of a unique part of the Colombian culture. There are several activities you can do in Valledupar such as view the interesting traditions and culture of the Arhuaca people …
We're just leaving Taganga now. Our friends were robbed at gunpoint last night and we talked to three other groups of people who were robbed with knives during the last week. The people in the town and police were very apathetic about it. I was also told of two incidences (in the last week) of police searching/ …
Taganga is a village of six thousand people during the high season. The area near the sea can be noisy at night with sound systems playing music. Everything is walkable in Taganga, so almost every Taganga hostel is close to grocery shops, bars, restaurants, dive schools, and of course the beach. The town is easily …
Cartagena (or called by its full name, Cartagena de Indias), is the fifth-largest city in Colombia with a population of nearly a million. There is a distinct Afro-Caribbean feel to this northern city, different from other cities. Cartagena's tropical climate is hot and humid with rains in April and May and from October …
Salento is a beautiful, little colonial village in the heart of the coffee region. Located around a forty-five-minute bus ride from nearby Armenia, it is easily accessible by road. Surrounded by nature, there are plenty of hostels in Salento since it is becoming well established on the tourist circuit as the gateway to …
Manizales is a beautiful city located in the Department of Caldas in Colombia. There are many universities within the city, which means there are many student activities, such as salsa clubs, nightlife, bars with live music, as well as shops. The city is definitely a young and hip place to visit, which is why you'll …
Medellín is Colombia's second-largest city; geographically located in the northwest of the country, it makes for much more than just a journey-breaker. Medellín has left its bad reputation associated with the drug cartels behind. As home to Pablo Escobar, the country's most famous villain and leader of the Medellín …
Pereira is the capital of the Colombian state of Risaralda; as it's roughly in the centre geographically of the triangle of main cities of Colombia (Bogota, Cali, and Medellín), it is easily reached in around eight hours from each of these locations, meaning that it is an important stop-off point to break up an …
Leticia is a small town, located in the southeast of Colombia, at the heart of the Amazonas Jungle and is situated right on the Amazon River. Leticia is also a Colombian border town; there are border crossings into both Peru and Brazil from Leticia. This intersection is known locally as the "Tres Fronterias" (the three …
Bogotá is Colombia's bustling capital city, located more than two thousand five hundred feet above sea level. Bogotá offers something different than other cities in Colombia. Temperatures are cool in the evenings but pleasant during the day. Despite a lack of amazing sights to see, Bogotá has some excellent museums, …
Minca is a small village in the Sierra Nevada region of Colombia, only fourteen kilometers along some windy dirt tracks from Santa Marta. In spite of this close proximity to a major tourist destination, the village has avoided being firmly placed on the tourist radar, and while there are hostels in Minca, it manages to …
Popayán is the capital of the Colombian department of Cauca, and easily reachable by bus, only two hours south of the city of Cali. The town's nickname, "The White City," is inspired by the city centre that is filled with beautiful, white buildings that perhaps inspired the many Colombian artists and writers that …
Cali is the third-largest city in Colombia, located in the south of the country about twelve hours by bus from Bogota. With a tropical climate, Cali has an average of around thirty degrees Celsius each day. Leave your Cali hostel and visit one of the many bars -- the city places close up at 2 a.m., whereas including …
Santa Marta is located in the north of Colombia on the Caribbean coast. Santa Marta is a port town, with a small beach, and many restaurants, banks, markets, a post office, and a bus terminal. Santa Marta is a good base for trips to the nearby Tyrona National Park, a tropical jungle located on the coast of the …