Colombia´s remarkable diversity affords visitors a truly unique opportunity to visit several completely different destinations in one holiday. This is Part 2 of our recommendations on the best places to visit in Colombia, in order or popularity:
#4 Tayrona National Park & The Lost City
Tumbling down to golden beaches and aqua Caribbean Sea from the highest coastal mountain range in the world, Tayrona National Park covers 15,000 hectares of equatorial rainforest bursting with biological diversity and archeoligical treasures. Dubbed ´the new Machu Pichu´, La Ciudad Perdida, or ´The Lost City´, is a 1200 year old archeological marvel believed to have once been the political centre of the Tairona. Activites in Tayrona include birdwatching, hiking, scuba diving, visiting archeological sites, ecotourism and kicking back on the beach, making it one of the best places to visit in Colombia.
#5 The Amazon
Representing over half of the rainforest left on the planet, the Amazon jungle is one of the greatest gifts of mother nature and certainly one of the best places to visit in Colombia. Visitors can observe and learn about the astounding variety of flora and fauna found there, including mystical pink dolphins, over 1500 bird species, giant anacondas, jaguars, pirhanas and thousands of others. As well as this tourists can visit indigenous communities, go on traditional canoe fishing trips, sample rare exotics fruits and embark on physical and spiritual cleansing journeys. Colombia´s main entry point to the Amazon is Leticia, an isolated town of 37,000 inhabitants on the banks of the great river and right on the triple border of Colombia, Peru and Brazil.
#6 San Andres & Providence Islands
If relaxing on a paradise island and snorkeling in crystal clear coral reef waters sounds good to you, then Colombia´s San Andres and Providence Islands are certainly one of your best places to visit in Colombia. With English, Dutch, African and Spanish cultural heritage, the society and lifestyle of these islands have their own unique flavor. The island of San Andres is located in the Caribbean Sea some 700km from the Colombian mainland. It is a top sun and beach destination in Colombia for scuba diving, island hopping and ecotourism.
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