If you are looking for romantic vacation days, an unequalled nightlife, a magical lace where history combines with modernity and native elements mingle with the influence of European culture, we welcome you to Cartagena de Indias. Cartagena will offer you holidays filled with epic battles and an intense sense of freedom since the rebellious days of the independence wars.
Get to know Santa Marta and the Sierra Nevada thru this tourism and travel guide, where you will find tips and top tourism destinations. Santa Marta, the Sierra Nevada, the bay and all their sorroundings are full of indescribable magic. To begin with, Santa Marta is the oldest city in South America and holds an unrivalled architectual heritage that evokes the times of the banana bonanza. A perfect paradice, for your next vacation.
Due to the beauty of its women, the warmth and friendliness of its people, the year-round spring-like weather, and its gorgeous flowes and montains, Medellin attracts like a magnet. As a city with a great gastronomic, commercial and tourist offer, it provides countless opportunities for leisure vacations and business.
The Carnival of Barranquilla is a celebration Colombia offers to the world: a mestizo festival, enlivened by rhythms by the names of cumbia, porro, mapalé, chandé, puya, fandango, and last, but not least, merecumbé. Some call it a party of sones and danzones. This is feast that gathers traditions based on the creativy of our people as expressed through dance, music, handcrafts, costumes, and party styles.
The phrase if the hallmark of the inhabitants of Pasto, a city in southwestern Colombia where the Blakcs and Whites Carnival, recently declared by Unesco as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, takes place during the first days of the year. Its origins go back to the time when the city was a necessary stop on the way to southern parts of the continent and, naturally, a mingling of races, peoples, and cultures took place.
With the largest tropical rainforest and the most copious river in the world, the Amazonas Jungle we share with our neighbors is another of Colombia's treasures. It is a prodigious place, not only for the aboriginal people that inhabit it and the sheer size of the river, but also for the life it spawns and nurtures on land and water.
This is a peninsla full of contrasts provided by the sea, sand, coal, cactuses, and a small green oasis. It is the home of the Wayúu Indias - sons and daughters of the land and the rain - where reality blends with fantasy and the weaving of very artustuc handicrafts. During te journey to Cabo de la Vela, a magical site thanks to its scenery, tour the Manaure salt flats and Uribia, Colombia's Indian capital.
The area east of the Andes includes about 699,300 square kilometers, or three-fifths of the country's total area, but Colombians view it almost as an alien land. The entire area, known as the eastern plains, was home to only 2% of the country's popullation in the late 1980s. The Spanish term for plains (llanos) can be applied only to the open plains in the northern part, particulaly the piedmont areas near the Cordillera Oriental, where extensive cattle raising is practiced.