Fill out your data to get our latest news and publications

    10 Colombian experiences to seek in 2016

    New Year is a time for hopes, dreams and goals and the making of New Year’s Resolutions to motivate you […]

    New Year is a time for hopes, dreams and goals and the making of New Year’s Resolutions to motivate you into making the best of your opportunities. Luckily, Colombia is a country full of promise, a land that offers adventure for everyone and every chance you need to fulfil your dreams. Here are 10 Colombian experiences that could make this the best year yet:

    1. Take to the air

    Colombia is one of the best places in the world to paraglide, whether you leap from a precipice in Roldanillo, Cauca Valley or fly like a bird in Santander’s Chicamocha canyon. You can also soar in style in a hot air balloon over Bogotá.

    (You may also read Colombia: From the air )

    2. Get all arty

    Colombia is an artistic country. Whether you seek indigenous cave paintings, classical landscapes or the best in urban art, make this your year of inspiration. 

    3. Explore a paramo

    Only three countries have paramo eco-systems and Colombia has more of this magical moorland than anywhere. Pull on your waterproofs, go frailejon hunting and look out for monkeys, condors, eagles, jaguars and spectacled bears. (You may also read The Lost World: Colombia’s ancient plants )

    4. Live a new culture

    Colombia has more than 100 indigenous communities and several are keen to share their culture, arts and cuisine. Stay on a rancheria in La Guajira, hike to the Lost City or venture underground at Tierradentro.

    (You may also read Five places to visit if you want to learn about Colombia’s indigenous culture)

    5. Climb something new

    A new year means new challenges. Climb Bogota’s Monserrate mountain, scale the strange rock at Guatape or brave the open-air skywalk at the top of Manizales’ Sky Tower.

    6. Relax in hot springs

    Paramos, paragliding and scaling new peaks are good for the soul, but you need to relax too. Soak away your aches in hot waterfalls at Santa Rosa de Cabal or bathe by moonlight in Villa de Leyva.

    7. Dress Colombian

    Colombian designers are rocking the fashion world so invest in their threads for a whole new look. Try Amelia Toro’s clothes with a conscience or Lina Cantillo’s revolutionary menswear. (You may also read: Seven Colombian fashion designers setting trends worldwide)

    8. Camp in the wilds

    Be at one with nature. You can camp with the bird-watchers by the River Pance, the rock climbers in Suesca or escape from everyone at Matarredonda, Cundinamarca.

    9.Learn a new dance

    Get those feet moving and who knows where the night will lead? If you’ve already shaken it with salsa, put a bit of cumbia in your courtship or try to master joropo.

    (You may also read How to dance like a Colombian)

     10. Try a new taste

    It’s Colombia! A dozen countries in one and a different cuisine for every dish. From pineapple on your hot dog to cheese in your chocolate, giant ants and aphrodisiac fruit, you will find a new flavor…

    Do you want to visit a country full of adventure that always offers something new? Live this experience in Colombia. If you liked this article please feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or any of your social networks.

    Rate this post
    Artículos recomendados
    Lost City Santa Marta, Tayrona, Colombia's indigenous culture

    Five places to visit if you want to learn about Colombia's indigenous culture

    Colombia’s indigenous culture is one of the most important elements of its heritage and there are plenty of ways to...
    La llorona, Myths and Legends

    Colombia's Myths and Legends

    Colombia is full of magic and mystery and there is barely a village in the country that does not boast...
    pergamino, amor perfecto, abaco café y libros, macondo postres y café, la canoa café cultural, coffee, coffee beans, coffee shops Colombia, places to drink coffee in Colombia

    The best cafés in Colombia to enjoy a coffee

    Everyone loves Colombia’s Juan Valdez coffee shops, with their tintos, malteadas and cappuccinos on every corner and their familiar cakes...
    Edible insects, food, rare dish, Colombia

    Colombian Insects You Can Eat

    Colombia is a rich food-producing country, abundant in everything from coffee and bananas to potatoes and avocados. But as the...
    Antonio Banderas, Movies, Art, Natural Stage, The 33

    Colombia, destination for shooting of foreign films

    Find out why world-class stars such as Juliette Binoche, Antonio Banderas and Elijah Wood have chosen Colombia as a destination...
    A Blue Label limited edition whiskey handmade by Colombian people | Colombia Country Brand

    A limited edition whisky inspired by Colombian art

    Colombian art is truly inspiring, and Johnnie Walker, the world´s No. 1 scotch whisky, #BlueLabel, has created a limited edition...
    Fruits, Aphrodisacs fruits, Colombian fruit, Food

    Food to get you in the mood: Colombia’s favorite aphrodisiacs

    The aphrodisiac qualities of foods such as oysters and asparagus are world-renowned, but were you aware of the mood-inducing foods...
    Bicycle lane sign on a street in Bogota - Enjoy your weekend riding bicycle in Bogota | Colombia Country Brand

    Enjoy your weekend in Bogota experiencing the ciclovia

    Bogota is an exciting city to explore via bicycle. The capital city of Colombia comes in 12th place amongst the...

    Eco-tourism in Colombia, Nature at its best

    Colombia is the most bio-diverse country per square meter in the world. Experience the greatness of diverse ecosystems, all in...

    Relax in style on these spectacular Colombian beaches

    Colombia is the only country in the whole of South America to be blessed with both a Caribbean and a...