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5 reasons why you cannot miss visiting Colombia

Jan 13, 2021

Colombia is not only the country where the most exquisite coffee in the world is drunk. Its richness of landscapes, from the moor to the warm sunsets in the Pacific Sea and the Caribbean make it an incomparable destination.

Taste the varied gastronomy that ranges from the Bandeja Paisa in the Eje Cafetero and Antioquia, a delicious ajiaco in Bogotá, venture out to try chontaduro (exotic fruit) in Valle del Cauca or eat a good Arepa de Huevo on the Atlantic Coast. All of this become the country one of the most culturally diverse places and a jewel that foreigners cannot miss.

For this reason, today there are infinite options for all tastes and budgets, which adapt to the characteristics and needs of foreign tourists. Those who visit Colombia know that traveling allows them an opportunity to get out of their usual routines and meet new and extraordinary people and places. An example of this is to see French people dancing salsa in the bars of the Walled area of ​​Cartagena, or the Germans tasting the famous culona ant in Santander.

Others opt for adventure and nature tourism such as embarking on an expedition through the Colombian Amazon or Caño Cristales and its river of seven colors in the Serranía de la Macarena.

 What makes us so attractive to foreigners?

Those who have had the opportunity to know Colombia, recommend it as an extraordinary place to travel, meet, enjoy, do business and even consider it as the first option to live. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the cities that foreigners prefer to visit are Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín, Cali and the Eje Cafetero as they are the main capitals of the first line of development departments.

We want to show you a bit of our country so that you want to come and visit Colombia. 

Bogotá 

It is considered the country’s business center, it is a destination that offers a little of everything for foreigners and where plans can be alternated, allowing a work trip to have days dedicated to fun, tourism or culture. 

Cartagena

Because of its beautiful Historic Center, it is another favorite for foreigners. Its unique settings, such as the castle of San Felipe and the walled city, dress up the events that take place in its streets, squares and spaces, becoming not only attractive places for tourists, but also the venue for conferences and major world class events. 

Medellin

Considered in the country as one of the cities with the best quality of life, excellent for partying, shopping, doing business, taking the metro, the tram, getting to know the cultural route of Comuna 13 and visiting neighboring municipalities such as Santa Fé de Antioquia, Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé.  

Cali

The world capital of salsa, because the rhythm does not stop and you dance all night. It has one of the most desired gastronomies in the country, for example, if you crave a drink or some refreshing fruit such as lulo juice or cholado (fruit granita, with delicious syrups), some crunchy marranitas, a ripe banana cake called aborrajado, which comes with cheese and a sandwich. 

Eje Cafetero

One of the main reasons to visit the Eje Cafetero, mainly comprised of the departments of Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda, is to learn about the process of growing, harvesting and processing coffee in the traditional farms of the area. Its green landscape, mountainous in some cold areas and in other warm ones, make it an unmissable area, a jewel of green tourism in the country and with the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared by Unesco as an intangible heritage of humanity.

In conclusion, Colombia has positioned itself over the years as a country that foreigners have as a mandatory destination. Its Caribbean landscapes, a reserve of biodiversity, colonial cities and endless valleys planted with coffee plantations, the kindness of its people, their smiles, the talent and capabilities of Colombians are some of the most attractive points that make it a definite country with a mixture of cultures and colors that overflow most of its places.

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