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Colombia Tourist - The Capital city of Colombia is Bogota. Colombia has changed its name seven times. Colombia is connected to Central America by the Isthmus of Panama. Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world. In South America Colombia is the only country that has coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. According to the UN estimates of 2013 and 2014 Colombia has been rated as one of the happiest countries in the world. Columbia is home to the most bio-diverse and scenic destinations in the continent of South America. Top most attractions in Colombia are Cano Cristales, Carnaval de Barranquilla, Tayrona national park, Bogota, Los Nevodas national park, Santuario de Las Lajas, San Andres and Providencia, Popayan, Zona Cafetera and Valle de Cocora. Let us see how significant these places are for tourists :

Colombia Tourist Attractions:

1. Cano Cristales:

Cano Cristales is also known as the River of Five Colors or the Liquid Rainbow. Cano Cristales is the most spectacular natural wonder in the country. Cano Cristales is located just outside the town of La Macarena. Serrania de la Macarena National Park is also located in La Macarena. Rocks, plants, sand and algae add special colour to the river which can look white, green, yellow or bright red depending on the weather and nature of rocks and soil.  The river also features waterfalls, caverns and pools. There is no fish and other aqua creatures in the river.

​Address: Caño Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta.

2. Carnaval de Barranquilla:

Carnaval de Barranquilla is the world’s largest carnival after Rio de Janerio. UNESCO declared it in 2013 as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral & Intangible Heritage of Humanity. During carnival de Barranquilla, the city is hectic with festivities, street dances, masquerade parades, live  music both exotic and demotic. Parade floats are decorated with colorful designs. Attendees often wear bright color costumes to add hue to the event. The folkloric celebrations commence four days before Ash Wednesday.   The next dates of carnival are 10,11,12 and 13th of February 2018, just before Valentine Day. What a romantic coincidence!!! So, prepare well in advance to join the intense festivities which include Spanish paloteo, African Congo and indigenous Mico Y Micas.

Address: Cra. 9c #45b-100, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia.

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3. Tayrona National Park:

Tayrona National park is located on the north Colombia cost. Tayrona park offers a variety of ecosystems, from swamps to scrublands to cloud forests. The biggest attraction of the park is its beaches, set in deep bays and shaded with coconut palms. The park is also popular with threatened species. The park has popular options include hike, snorkel, visiting of wild animals such as arboreal monkeys, reptilian lizards in their native habitat.

Address: Magdalena, Colombia.

4. Bogota:

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and is also the largest city in South America. Bogota is often referred to as “the Athens of South America”. Bogota has numerous attractions to entice visitors to botanical gardens, gold museum, planetarium, cultural events and a thriving night life. Eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Guadalupe and Monserrate and the rich red of its many brick buildings are the special locales in the continent a zealous tourist cannot afford to miss.

Address: Bogota, Colombia.

5. Los Nevados National Park:

Los Nevados national park is located in the central area of Colombian Andes. Los Nevados Park located in many places like Snow mountain of Tolima, Snow mountain of Ruiz, Swann snow mountain and snow mountain of Quindío. Grab the opportunity to see the wildlife, which includes bears, Andean condors, pumas and tiger cats.

Address: Murillo, Tolima, Colombia.

6. Santuario De Las Lajas:

Santuario de Las Lajas is a basilica church built across a bridge on a canyon over the Guaitara River in the Southern Narino, near lpiales and the Ecuadorian border. The church was built between 1916 and 1949. A small museum is located within the building. Tourists do enjoy the sight of marvellous interiors of the church.

Address: Las Lajas, Ipiales, Narino, Colombia.

7. Popayan:

Popayan cultural and historical richness is reflected in its buildings. Popayan is also called the “Ciudad Blanca” (white city) because Popayan buildings are white. Popayan is one of the most impressive colonial cities in Colombia. Popayan city is famous for its Maundy Thursday Procession as well as its nightlife.Popayan’s tranquility and charm make it an inevitable place to chill out.

Address: Popayán, Cauca Department, Colombia.

Colombia Tourist Places

8. San Andres And Providencia:

San Andres and Providencia Archipelago are two island groups that are located near Nicaragua and Colombia in the Caribbean. San Andres is the largest Island. The best feature of San Andres island is white sand beaches and palm trees. Providence Island is established by English Puritans who used slave labour in rearing the plantations.

The Caribbean is coloured in seven shades of blue and is rich in marine life. It is a great place to dive and snorkel as deeper as you like in the sea.

Address: San Andrés and Providencia, Colombia.

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Colombia Tourist Places

9. Zona Cafetera:

Colombia is famous for coffee. In Colombian fertile soil, coffee crop is grown on the slopes of the Andes. Tourists can learn more about coffee at EI Parque del Café. It is a good place to hike. It is particularly a special sight to visit during the harvests when the farmlands are a busy hive of activity.

Address: Zona Cafetera, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.

10. Valle De Cocora:

The symbol of Colombia is the wax palm and the valle de cocora is the best spot to see the trees in an environment which is a real feast to visitors` eyes. The surreal landscape is lush green and it is worthwhile to see the tremendous height of the wax palms growing upright on the hills of the valley. Popular options include jeep tours, six hour loop and horseback riding.

Address: Km 11 Vía al Valle del Cocora Salento, Salento, Quindío, Colombia.

Colombia Tourist Places


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