The arepas are hot, the micheladas cold, and the music ubiquitous. A thick blanket of humidity hangs in the air, and the sunlight is blinding, even behind layers of fog. This is Cartagena de las Indias, a port city on Colombia’s northern Caribbean coast and the seat of the Festival Internacional de Música (International Music . . . → Read More: Cartagena Comes Alive at International Music Festival
Link to New York Times reader choice travel destinations selecting Colombia as number two favorite.
In a recent end of the year poll by the New York Times, Colombia is voted as the number two choice behind Istanbul. Colombia has recently gained much notoriety as an up and coming tourist destination since 2004-2005 when the . . . → Read More: New York Times: Readers Rate Colombia #2 Favorite Destination
When the humid Caribbean heat becomes too oppressive in Cartagena, locals and vacationers alike flee to the Plaza de Bolivar.
The plaza, surrounded by tall palm trees, features four fountains bubbling away. Overlooking the idyllic scene is a bronze statue of Simon Bolivar sitting atop a horse, in memory of the father of Colombia’s . . . → Read More: Colombia as Travel Destination? Cartagena Invites You to Unwind
Just off the coast of Panama, San Blas Islands is a group of hundreds of tiny tropical unspoiled paradises. Here the Kuna Indians still wear traditional clothing and live a very relaxed lifestyle they enjoy sharing with visitors to the islands.
San Blas is famous for its natural beauty and the mola, a brightly colored . . . → Read More: San Blas Islands:An Unspoiled Tropical Paradise
The world is discovering what we knew all along! San Andrés & Providencia are on Lonely Planet’s top 10 of Incredible Tropical Paradises.
8. San Andrés & Providencia, Colombia
If you like your tropical paradises ‘Caribbean’ flavoured, then you should probably visit this little-known haven, with its swashbuckling English, Jamaican and pirate history. There’s a . . . → Read More: 10 Incredible Tropical Paradises
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Tuesday, June 30, 2010
Following the proposal to turn the Pacific into a luxury destination is the signature Colombia Ecotourism, in association with Aviatur begin operating cruises on the Pacific Coast from August 3.
According to the representatives of the firm, the initial bet is to go through an area with 83,000 square . . . → Read More: Five-Star Pacific
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This August, just in time for the peak of whale watching season, Colombia Ecoturismo’s 65 passenger expedition vessel, the Sea Voyager, will arrive in the waters of the Colombian Pacific.
The ship, until recently under the management of National Geographic, itineraries will feature destinations famous for whale watching, such . . . → Read More: The Sea Voyager Reaches the Pacific Coast