Why Colombia Makes A Great Short Getaway

Flying from the east coast of Canada or the U.S. to Colombia is actually closer than heading to California or British Columbia. There’s so much to see and do it’s the perfect destination for several short getaways with eight airlines connecting 10 U.S. cities to nine Colombian destinations and good flights and connections from Toronto or Montreal. Colombia is an easy flight away for many.

And It’s A Great Destination

Colombia is a country bursting with natural riches and cultural details. It is a beautiful country with a rich history, with rivers of gold and dark and mysterious lands. The country is endowed with numerous natural wonders, such as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Amazon rainforest, El Cocuy, the Andean mountains, the Pacific coastline and much more. 

It is the only country that has a Caribbean coast on the North Pacific Ocean. It borders Panama to the north, Ecuador and Peru to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Bolivia to the south, and Venezuela to the west. Colombia is a transcontinental country largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. 

Begin In Bogotá

Bogotá is a beautiful city, with a lot to offer. From the local cuisine to the museums and art galleries, there is something for everyone. And you don’t have to leave the city to enjoy some of the best activities. For example, the city has plenty of parks, such as Parque Berrío and Parque Nacional.

Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and is a city of over eight million people. It is located in the centre of the country, on a plateau above sea level, at a distance of from the Caribbean sea. It is the main political, cultural and economic center of the country.

Come To Cartagena

Cartagena is a short flight from Bogotá and is a great destination for tourists who want to experience the best that Latin America has to offer. With its white sand beaches and historical monuments, it’s no surprise that this city draws millions of visitors each year.

Cartegena is best known for its old city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A stroll through the cobbled streets and Spanish colonial buildings is an absolute must. It’s also the perfect place to try Colombia’s national dish, the bandeja paisa. The city also has a vibrant nightlife scene with plenty of bars and miles of high end resorts on white sand beaches, reminiscent of Miami.

Additionally, Cartagena is within driving distance of Ciudad Perdida, Spanish for “Lost City”, which is an archaeological site of an ancient city. This location is also known as “Teyuna” and “Buritaca 200”. The city is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, which means it predates Machu Picchu by about 650 years.

Meander In Medellín

Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia and is also one of the most important cities in Latin America. It is a city of contrasts, which ranges from the Andean mountains to the Pacific coast. It was one of the most dangerous places in the country, due to its large number of cartels. However, things have changed and it’s now a safe place and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombia.

Medellín is a city with a large number of museums. The most notable is the Gold Museum. It has the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in Colombia. It also has a large collection of works by famous artists such as Fernando Botero.

The Parque Arvi is considered one of the most beautiful urban parks in Colombia. It is located in the Pance neighborhood, which is a residential area near downtown. This green oasis is surrounded by fountains, sculptures, beautiful trees and a number of places to rest and admire the view.

The Medellín River is an important element in this city. It crosses the city from south to north and is one of the most important routes for transport in the city. This body of water meets with the Cauca River, which is another important element for the city, since it is its main source of water. It is worth walking along this route to see the San Fermín neighborhood and its impressive buildings.

Aside from its urban and historical offerings, you could also travel to Colombia for its unmatched biodiversity and natural beauty.

But There’s More

Colombia is a country with great biodiversity. It is home to more than 3,000 species of birds, 800 species of butterflies and more than 4,000 species of plants. The country has seven natural regions: The Caribbean region on the northern coast, the Pacific region, the Central Andean region with the Andes Mountains in the center of the country, the Amazon region to the south and east of the Andes Mountains, the Orinoquia region in the center-west of the country, and the Insular region which is a group of small islands off Colombia’s Pacific coast.

The Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world, stretching from Venezuela to Chile. The highest peak is Aconcagua, at 6,962 meters above sea level. Colombia is home to over fifty different mountain ranges and the Andes are by far the most famous. The highest peak in Colombia is Pico Cristobal Colon, which stands tall at 5,775 meters.

The Magdalena River is the largest river in Colombia, as well as one of the longest and most important ones in the Americas. It crosses through the middle of the country, from south to north, and is surrounded by lush green tropical rainforests.

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