10 Awesome Things to do in Colombia

10 Awesome Things to do in Colombia

Discover 10 awesome things to do in Colombia. I spent 5 and a bit months in Colombia in 2017. Most of my time was in Medellin and Santa Marta, but I did see a good chunk of the country as well. Here are my 10 picks for things to do in Colombia.

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10 Awesome Things to do in Colombia

1. Ciudad Perdida

The first thing on this list of awesome things to do in Colombia is the famous lost city. Hiking to Ciudad Perdida isn’t something I did. It is a 3+ day hike and you need to have an official guide.

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Ciudad Perdida – The Lost City. Via Flickr.

2. Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park is great for nature lovers. You can go there for a day hike or camp out near the beach. There’s some good snorkeling there also.

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One of the beaches in Tayrona National Park.

3. Cartagena Old Town

Cartagena is the most visited city in Colombia. The old town is nice to walk around. Inside are museums, plazas, food, and more.

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Inside the walled city of Cartagena.

4. Comuna 13, Medellin

Comuna 13 was once the most dangerous neighborhood in Latin America. It’s not a peace walk now but safe enough to walk through during the day. Take a graffiti tour to learn about the history and see some cool street art.

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Comuna 13 was once the most dangerous neighbourhood in South America.

5. La Piedra del Penol

Number 5 on this list of awesome things to do in Colombia is a big rock you can climb. La Piedra del Penol is one the way to Guatape which is cool for a look around also.

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La Piedra del Penol is a big rock you can climb. Get an awesome view from the top.

6. Valle de Cocora

The Valle de Cocora is a beautiful place to go hiking. You can go for 2 hours or a full day. It is near the quaint town of Salento.

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The Valle de Cocora is an awesome day hike near Salento.

7. La Candelaria

I wasn’t a huge fan of Bogota (a bit cold for me), but I loved walking around La Candelaria. It is a bit of a tourist spot but the narrow streets and historic buildings are fantastic to explore.

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La Candelaria was my favorite spot to wander around in Bogota.

8. Museo Del Oro

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Museo Del Oro in Bogota is a world class museum. Definitely worth a look. Image via Flickr.com

9. Museo Botero

Museo Botero is an art gallery in Bogota. Botero is Colombia’s most famous artist with his “fat” style. I’m not a huge art fan but I did enjoy many of his pieces.

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The courtyard in Museo Botero.

10. Catedral de Sal

The last thing on this list of awesome things to do in Colombia is to check out the Catedral de Sal. Catedral de Sal translates to Cathedral of Salt, which is exactly what it is. It is a huge cathedral carved out of a salt mine. You can find it in the town of Zipaquira, which is not far from Bogota. It is a good day trip.

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A huge cathedral carved out of a salt mine. Incredible!

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