Colombia Holidays

Colombia lies in the northwest region of South America. Until a few years ago, it was one of the most inaccessible countries of this continent but now, it has turned into a tourist hotspot. This was a destiny it had always headed for; a land so beautiful could not be ignored for long. Sparkling beaches, historical sites, Andean peaks- you will get these and more when you holiday in this country flanked by two of the largest oceans in the world.

Famous Colombia Holidays Attraction

Colombia has many attractions for visitors. Some of the major spots are listed as below:

Cartagena- A place famous for its magnificent beaches, this ancient walled fortress city allures a number of tourists every year. It is a city where the ancient and the modern coexist in total harmony. The Lost City, locally known as Ciudad Perdida, dates back to the 11th century and is a must see for history buffs and vacationers alike.

Bogota- The capital city, founded in 1538, is situated at an altitude of 2600m and is the largest city in the country. You will get the chance to see many historical landmarks like the Capilla del Sangrario cathedral and the the Plaza Bolivar. Bogota also has the Gold Museum or Museo del Oro.

Guatavita- This place is known for the Laguna de Guatavita lake. This lake was not only the ritual center of the Muisca tribe but is also the place where the El Dorado legend started.

Chicaque Parque Natural- A privately owned park with a beautiful forest.

Tayrona National Park- This popular park is noted for its bays, beautiful beaches and several coral reefs.

San Agustín Archaeological Park- A place where megalithic stone structures and relics have been preserved.

Top Colombia Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Colombia’s beaches are famous the world over. Most of them are in Cartagena. This city has both brown beaches and white sand beaches. Among them, Manzanillo, Boquilla, Bocachica and Playa Blanca. Santa Martha is another beach capital of this country.

As for hotels, you will be able to choose from top-level hotels as wells as budget hotels. Hotel de la Opera and Esteller la Fontana in Bogota; Caribe Hotel and Hotel Las Americas Global Resort in Cartagena are some of the high-end hotels.

Shopping Places for Colombia Holidays Traveler

Shopping in Colombia can be fun, not only because of the varieties of items that can be bought but also for the affordable price and chance to haggle. Coffee, hammocks, pottery, baskets, ceramics, textiles, leather goods, antiques and gold may be bought. However, the most popular buy in this country is emeralds.

As for shopping centers, Medellin is the best bet for apparel; Santa Marta is known for its “mochila” (rucksack); Bogota’s jewelers set reasonal prices for their semi-precious stones, especially emeralds and Cartagena for shoes and handbags.

Colombia undoubtedly has it all. It could be the ideal holiday destination for you if you like to have a good time.