From the heights of the snow-capped volcanoes to the low plains and the stunning beaches, Colombia really does have something for everyone.
For nature lovers, there is so much to explore, from the Amazon Rainforest of Amacayacu National Park, to the high altitude National Parks of Los Nevados and Cocuy, with snow-capped volcanoes and mountains to trek. Or, enjoy the Tayrona National Park’s beautiful coastline.
The San Andres and Providencia Islands are in the Caribbean, with stunning sands and underwater worlds to explore. Providencia is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to an incredible barrier reef.
If you enjoy diving, Isla Gorgona is the place to go. There’s also a nature reserve with wildlife in abundance, from monkeys and snakes to whales.
For the adventurous traveller, visit Barichara, Chicamocha Canyon and San Gil for river rafting, abseiling, trekking and caving.
Bogota is Columbia’s capital, with some very good restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. La Candelaria is the historic centre of the city and boasts some colourful colonial buildings, and North Bogota has excellent shopping and dining.
Cartagena is a beautiful city with colonial architecture mixed in with skyscrapers, and a variety of festivals, restaurants and attractions, or visit Pereira for Matecana Zoo and the Santa Rosa hot water springs.
For music and dance lovers, Cali is known as the salsa capital, and the Barranquilla Carnival is an incredible experience.
Note: Zika virus is prevalent here, and pregnant women are advised not to travel. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is also currently advising against travel to Buenaventura port, and Tumaco port in Narino.