Top 10 Fun Things To Do In Colombia

Colombia is one of the most ethnically diversifies countries in the World. A trip to Colombia will take you to its deep culture and diversity. It has number of National Parks, cloud forests, stunning islands, unique festivals, coffee plantations and it offers number of thrilling outdoor activities for visitors. Let?s see the top 10 point that you must visit in Colombia.

1. Take a visit to Old city of Cartagena

Address: Cl. 34 #481, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia.

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Take a visit to Old city of Cartagena Photo

This is a historic city and port on Caribbean coast of Colombia. Highest attractions of this Old town are the 16th century cobbled streets with colonial stone walls and colourful buildings. The old town has some new age restaurants and cafes that offer a fusion experience for you. Cartagena has stunning beaches with lot of entertainments and has restaurants which serve delicious sea food dishes .Also you can take a walk to the museum to understand the history of Cartagena and to see important art works.

2. A trip to the Coffee Plantations

Address: Cl. 10 #41-32, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.

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A trip to the Coffee Plantations Photo

You should not miss to visit any of the coffee plantations in Colombia to understand the secret behind the taste of real coffee. Colombia is the 3rd largest producer of coffee in the World and you will get the real flavours from nearby cafes. It has number of coffee farms and takes a trip to understand the production and harvesting process within the surrounding beauty of nature also there are many shops which offer the real coffee powders to visitors.

3. Chicaque Natural Park

Address: Via a Piedras Blancas, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.

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Chicaque Natural Park Photo

This is the land of thrilling outdoor activities. This is a magical cloud forest and the interesting things you can enjoy here includes walking trials, hiking, bird watching, horse-back riding, camping etc. if you want to stay for a night here, you will get tree house ecolodges with stunning views of the forest and offers a comfortable stay.

4. Tayrona National Park

Address: Magdalena, Colombia.

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Tayrona National Park Photo

This National Park was established in 1969 which offers the sceneries of breath-taking mountains, coastal lagoons, lush forests, stunning beaches etc. The park is rich with natural beauty and rich diversity. Another highlight is the Pueblito ruins archaeological site, through a wonderful forest trail you can reach here.

5. Providencia Island

Address: Isla de Providencia, Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands, San Andrés and Providencia, Colombia.

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Providencia Island Photo

This is beautiful Caribbean Island surrounded by huge mountains. This is a less explored Gem of Colombia. Providencia is a UNESCO?s Marine Protected area. This is a popular snorkeling area in Colombia, the crystal clear water enables you to view the colourful marine life very closely, and also you can take a rented bike to trip the Island.

6. Hiking in Cocora Valley

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

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Hiking in Cocora Valley Photo

This is a famous and thrilling hiking destination in Colombia. You can reach this valley from Salento town and the peculiarity of this valley is giant palm trees with approximately 68m in cloud forest. The hike will take you to the top of Acaime Peak. Through the trials, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the valley at its maximum.

7. Trekking to the Lost City

Address: Cra. 43e #11a-15, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.

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Trekking to the Lost City Photo

This is a prominent archaeological site in Colombia eventhough the name is Lost city. This area is included in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park and consists of 169 terraces on the mountain side and it is believed that it was founded in 800 AD. You need to climb more than 1200 steps to reach this beautiful location.

8. Bogota?s street arts

Address: Cl. 18 ##4-94, Bogotá, Colombia.

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Bogota?s street arts Photo

Bogota is known as the paradise of street arts. You can find numerous types of street arts everywhere you look in to Bogota that makes the city a colourful one. Huge buildings and walls were painted by both Colombian and International Street artists and which contains public or social messages. Also you can take a visit to the art galleries to understand the urban and contemporary art of the city.

9. Barranquilla's Carnival

Address: Barranquilla, Colombia.

Barranquilla's Carnival Photo

If you are visiting Colombia, you will get a chance to participate in the largest folkloric festival of Colombia. This is cultural festival of Colombia including Street Parades, street dances, music shows, floats, samba etc and the last day of this carnival is dedicated to the death of Joselito who is considered as the joy of this Carnival.

10. Paragliding in San Gil

Address: Cra. 9 ##12-46, San Gil, Santander, Colombia.

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Paragliding in San Gil Photo

This is the most adventurous activity you can enjoy in San Gil, Colombia. For paragliding, there are two options available for visitors like one if from the Chicamocha Canyon, this is considered as the best experience and second one id from Curiti, this is considered as good for beginners. San Gil is considered as the adventurous capital of Colombia.

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