Rough Guide to Colombia
The Rough Guide to Colombia provides in-depth, expert coverage of one of South America’s fastest-growing destinations.
Get the lowdown on street art in Bogotá and colonial architecture in Cartagena. Stay on a working finca in the emerald green hills of the Zona Cafetera. Hike through pristine jungle to reach a remote white sand beach in Tayrona National Park. Packed full of practical information on getting around and where to stay and eat, this guide has more than 50 full-colour maps, along with suggested itineraries and regional highlights.
The guide’s authors have explored the mysterious tombs of Tierradentro and been white-water rafting in San Gil. They have trekked to Ciudad Perdida, the ‘lost city’ of the Indigenous Tairona, and soaked up salsa in Cali and Barranquilla so you can too. Or follow in the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, dive in Caribbean reefs off Providencia and motor along jungle-smothered waterways in the Amazon.
Colombia becoming more tourist friendly
Colombia is home to a traumatic but rich history, stunning scenery and some of the continent’s most welcoming and sophisticated people. It is a natural draw for travellers to South America. Despite its four-decade-long civil war and reputation for violence, improved security conditions have led to a sharp increase in tourism. Foreigners and Colombians alike are now far more able to explore this thrilling paradise of cloud forested mountains, palm-fringed beaches and gorgeous colonial cities.
It is the only country in South America to border both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Moreover it has a huge diversity of ecosystems. There is the Amazon rainforest near Leticia. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has snowcapped mountains. …and there are the tropical islands of San Andrés and Providencia.
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