Traveling to Colombia always has a risk: wanting to stay! And this is due to its enthralling good vibe. The best: its people, always charming and friendly. They live life day by day, to the rhythm of music, and always honouring their traditions and beliefs.
Colombia is a country full of contrasts: from the Caribbean Sea and its islands to the coffee region, the summits of Sierra Nevada and the bustle of Bogota. And all this only a 1-hour flight away!
Our first stop in this incredible country was Cartagena de Indias. Cartagena is the party, the rumba, the good atmosphere of a city where tradition, history and colonial heritage are mixed with the colours of popular crafts and emerging new trends.
Craftsmen, cafés, restaurants, good cuisine… All this in a charming environment, in a city where everything is taken care of to the last detail.
As a great boutique hotel lover, I especially enjoyed my stay at Casa San Agustín, a charming place, faithful exponent of the atmosphere of Cartagena de Indias.
From Cartagenas we sailed to the islands of Rosario and Providencia, a boho-chic destination, ideal to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. We also bathed in the Mysterious Lagoon, a place full of magic and spiritual vibes, where plankton shines with its fluorescence at night.
And from the Caribbean we flew to the coffee region, surrounded by nature: villages, crafts, coffee tasting, coffee plantations... A brief retreat in the mountains before the last stop: Bogota.
The capital of Colombia is a city full of art. Its cultural offer is incredible and goes from the streets to the museums: from the street graffiti in the neighbourhood of La Candelaria to the Botero Museum or the Gold Museum. You can meet the artists and get to know their work and their personal perspective. Because Colombian art is a committed art, closely linked to the political and cultural situation of this South American country.
And wha’s the best way to say farewell to Colombia? Nothing better than having dinner at the famous restaurant Andrés Carne de Res, where you can meet Andrés Jaramillo, its owner, and discover his interesting project.
Colombia is an emerging destination that you can’t miss!