The sea breeze and the sunsets that transform the colors of the facades of
houses of more than 400 years enchant the visitors in Cartagena de Indias. This
city, Historical Heritage of Humanity, with colonial treasures was founded in
1533 by Pedro de Heredia, preserves the colonial architecture of its
constructions and the most complete set of fortifications in South America.
Framed by a beautiful bay, Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful and
preserved cities in America.
What to do in Cartagena de Indias
The historic center that enclose the walls of Cartagena is the soul of this city, which served as inspiration
to Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Here, in addition to palpating
the history of centuries in cobbled streets, it can be explored The Castillo de San Felipe, with a tour of
ancient churches and, nearby, to swim and float on a volcano of mud.
The fancy and historical legacy of Cartagena invite tourists to explore a generous and radiant city,
where there is a space to interact with nature and learn about the culture, customs, memories and
testimonies of a people that carries the flavor of Caribbean in their stories.
s a protected area in the Colombian
northern Caribbean region and within
the jurisdiction of the Department of
Magdalena and 34 kilometres (21 mi)
from the city of Santa Marta. The park
presents a biodiversity endemic to the
area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa
Marta mountain range presenting a
variety of climates (mountain climate)
and geography that ranges from arid
sea level to 900 meters above sea level.
The park covers approximately 30
square kilometres (12 sq mi) of
maritime area in the Caribbean sea and
approximately 150 square kilometres
(58 sq mi) of land.
Scholars have done an extensive classification of animal species living in the park, which include
about 108 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. The Mantled howler, the oncilla, deer and
more than 70 species of bats are among the park's typical residents.
is a department of Colombia. It occupies most of the Guajira Peninsula in the northeast region of the
country, on the Caribbean Sea and bordering Venezuela, at the northernmost tip of South America.
The capital city of the department is Riohacha.
Music in the Department of La Guajira has been associated with the
indigenous peoples, as well as being influenced by the cultures of
Afro-Colombians and Europeans. Such is the case of vallenato music, which
allegedly originated in the region between Riohacha and Valledupar, with
some considering larger area reaching from Riohacha to the central region of
the Department of Cesar
Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around
the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial
architecture. The predominant colors in Bogotá are the green of the city’s many parks
and the eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe,
and the rich red of its many brick buildings.
What to do in Bogotá
The landscape of Bogotá, marked by the green of the Andes to the east, is spectacularly
one-of-a-kind. Apart from the many outdoor spaces in Bogotá, travelers find it an ideal place to do
business, or explore history, food, culture and many other local customs.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES In Bogotá, the seat of Colombia’s government, visitors can visit the Gold
Museum, which houses an important collection of pre-Hispanic objects. Visitors to the capital also
experience the city’s juxtaposition of history and modernity and the local and the cosmopolitan; it is
a great destination for high-end shopping as well as shopping for fresh fruit in Paloquemao Square.