Central and South America

Colombia

Colombia
The Essential
Full of the enthusiasm and infectious good humour of many countries that are discovering tourism, Colombia invites you to make the acquaintance of its proud, passionate citizens who are keen to get to know visitors. The country is working hard to shake off its former notoriety and become a premium tourist destination. From the dizzy Andes to the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, the urban innovations of Medellin to the contrasts of Bogota, Colombia is home to a fantastic biodiversity, rich cultural heritage and a wonderful patchwork of landscapes.
Fancy stretching your legs in the unfettered scenery of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean sea and framed by snow-clad peaks? If you're looking for primeval nature, head for the Amazon jungle and the Pacific shoreline. Authentic villages? Make a beeline for the Zona Cafetera whose hillsides are dotted with delightful pueblitos. Deserted beaches? Check out Tayrona or Cabo da Vela...
Heritage lovers must not miss the Cartagena de Indias, a UNESCO world heritage site. Equally intriguing are the mysterious statues of San Agustin, the likes of which exist nowhere else on earth and Bogota's stunning Museum of Gold!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Colombia

Tayrona National Nature Park Tayrona National Nature Park
Tayrona National Nature Park
Santa Marta
5:00
San Felipe de Barajas Fortress San Felipe de Barajas Fortress
San Felipe de Barajas Fortress
Cartagena de Indias
2:00
Mount Monserrate Mount Monserrate
Mount Monserrate
Bogotá
1:00
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Nature Park Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Nature Park
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Nature Park
Santa Marta
5:00
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Las Lajas Basílica de  Nuestra Señora de Las  Lajas
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Las Lajas
Ipiales
1:00
Plaza de Bolívar Plaza de Bolívar
Plaza de Bolívar
Bogotá
1:00

Our reports

Colombia, the new Eldorado of biodiversity

Colombia is most definitely on the rise! Done with the FARC! Done with Pablo Escobar! The country has recently undergone a laudable transformation, with its president Juan Manuel Santos receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his work in favour of peace and the renewal of tourism with scores of visitors returning to this El Dorado that so beguiled the Conquistadors. 

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