Why is Colombia the best country to travel? Your top 10 travel and tourism questions answered.

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Colombia is an amazing country, bursting with vibrant cities, unmissable tourist attractions and hundreds of things to do. Here we act as your guide and answer your top ten travel and tourism questions.

1. What makes Colombia the best country for a holiday?

Colombia is one of the world’s most diverse countries with two oceans, a range of climates, energetic cities, astonishing wildlife and things to do including kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, surfing, diving, dancing and more.

moorland fauna of colombia

Crédit: Luis Alejandro Bernal

2. Which cities should I travel in Colombia?

Colombia’s cities hold plenty of attractions. The capital Bogotá, with its mountains and museums, the flower-filled plazas of Medellin, Cali the world’s salsa capital and Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean coast, are among the many Colombian cities loved by visitors.   

3. What is the best way to travel Colombia?

Buses and planes are the best ways to travel Colombia. Domestic airlines, including Avianca, LATAM, SATENA, and Viva Colombia, carry passengers to the furthest corners of the country. Buses travel to major Colombian towns and cities with luxury services that include near-flat beds, entertainment and snacks. Visit the websites of companies such as Bolivariano, Rapido Ochoa or Expreso Brasilia or sites such as the Bogotá bus terminal website, which displays routes, companies and prices to and from the capital. 

4. What are Colombia’s top tourist attractions?

Unmissable Colombian sights and experiences include the world famous coffee district, the four-day hike to the Lost City near Santa Marta, the rainbow river at Caño Cristales, the migration of humpback whales to Colombia’s Pacific coast, sloths and pink river dolphins in the Amazon and other examples of the country’s stunning diversity. 

5. Is Colombia safe to travel?

Colombia has worked hard to change its image and its reality, and the country’s success with safety is evident with the ongoing peace process and increasing numbers of tourists who travel Colombia every year.

6. What are the best things to do in Bogotá? 

The capital’s top tourist attractions include a climb up Monserrate mountain, the glittering Gold Museum, hummingbirds and orchids at the Botanical Gardens and a stroll around La Candelaria’s historic streets and churches. 

7. What are the best things to do in Medellín?

Medellín is the ideal base to travel Colombia’s world famous coffee region and enjoy a fresh brew on the farm that produced it. The city boasts dozens of parks and plazas too, including the sculpture-filled Plaza Botero. 

8. What are the best things to do in Cali? 

Grab your dancing shoes and learn to salsa in one of the city’s lively dancehalls. Use your remaining energy to visit Cali’s salsa circus and city zoo or escape the metropolis for a day and visit an old sugarcane plantation. 

9. Which festivals should I visit in Colombia?

Travel to the colorful Flower Festival in Medellín, music festivals such as the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar or the San Pedro Festival in Neiva, welcome the new year at the Cali Fair or the Manizales Fair and experience the Barranquilla Carnival or Pasto’s Black and White Carnival. Whichever you choose, party in the streets for a true Colombian experience.

parade of silleteros in medellin

Credit: Ana Sofia Giral

10. What are Colombia’s top foods to experience?

Taste Bogotá’s famous ajiaco soup, the coffee region’s enormous bandeja paisa and snack on an arepa de huevo from the Caribbean coast. Wash it down with a Cali lulada and enjoy sweet arequipe or a street oblea for dessert.


Typical food of colombia

Credit: xmascarol

As you can see, Colombia’s lively cities, diverse flora and fauna and myriad of things to do make it the ideal choice for a holiday. We look forward to welcoming you, because we are the country most welcoming of the world.

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