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Columbia - any info please

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Travelling to Columbia
9 years ago, May 8th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #110445  
B Posts: 5
Hi

My fiance and me are going to Columbia ( north ) in 7 weeks on our honeymoon.

As anyone been there recently and have any tips on where to go / Where not to go etc?

We are thinking of doing the Trek to Ciudad Perdida too so were wondering if thats a good trip and if anyone can recommend a good guide.

Basically any info on Cartegena, Santa Marta, Provedencia and San Andres would be fantastic!

Thanks
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9 years ago, May 9th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #110462  
Tayrona National park is beautiful! if you make it all the way inside the park to Cabo San Jose (or if you come with the boat from Taganga directly to this beach), sleep in the upper hammocks or in the cabinas up the tower and not in the lower hammocks nor the tents. These are rural places, don´t expect anything fancy! shared open showers, no privacy. But the scenery is amazing.
Cartagena is beautiful as well, you can find hotels of all kinds, it really depends on your budget.

You can get further info and pictures on our very recent entry about the area.

Congratulations and enjoy your trip.

Gorgeous Beaches and Sunsets - Taganga & Tayrona, Northern Colombia

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9 years ago, May 10th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #110593  
Check out our blog - we spent 6 weeks in Colombia and had a fantastic time!

As above, Tayrona was superb! Reply to this

9 years ago, June 22nd 2010 No: 4 Msg: #113749  
B Posts: 128
My favourite spots in Colombia were Cartagena and the Coffee region. In Cartagena there is plenty to see and do. You can just wander around and soak up the atmosphere, or go to the beach - good cheap fun. I also recommend the nearby mud volcano (definitely unique!! lots of fun), Castillo San Felippe (free on the last Sunday of the month), visiting the many little churches and hanging out in the town squares. Fantastic! I spent 2 1/2 weeks in Cartagena and LOVED it!

You didn't mention going south, but my other favourite place was the coffee zone, specifically I visited the Quindio region. The scenery itself is spectacular, plus there are loads of hikes you can do. Definitely visit the Valle de Cocoro, you can either go for a walk or go horse riding there. Salento is a really cute little town which is also worth visiting, but there are lots of authentic little villages you can visit.

There are more details in the blog if you're interested. Have a great honeymoon! Reply to this

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