About Colombia

CARTAGENA

The ‘Heroic City,’ as Cartagena de Indias is known, brings together the charm of colonial architecture, the excitement of a vivid night life, fascinating cultural festivals, and lush landscapes, to bring you the perfect vacation experience. The city’s beaches beckon, inviting you to unwind and enjoy yourself in the refreshing breeze and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

But that’s not all Cartagena has to offer— the city also has excellent cuisine and a thriving hotel and tourist infrastructure.

This fabulous destination holds the secrets of history within its walls, on its balconies, and in the narrow stone walkways that inspired author Gabriel García Márquez, who was received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

Framed by its stunning bay, Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful, well-preserved cities in the Americas; a treasure that is currently one of the most heavily frequented tourist destinations in Colombia.

SANTA MARTA

Santa Marta is pure flavor. The city's diversity is evident in its landscape, people, and each and every aspect of its culture; it is a destination that truly embraces its visitors and makes them feel at home.

What makes this city unique? Santa Marta's beautiful terrain is its most distinguishing feature: its unforgettable landscapes in which the green foliage, blue sea, yellow sun and sand, and the contrast between the beaches and the white-peaked Sierra Nevada, make Santa Marta a must-see destination.

There are also about 30,000 people from the KOGI, ARHUACO, KANKUAMO, and WIWA indigenous ethnic groups that live in Santa Marta. In fact, Unesco declared the area a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site in 1979.


ARMENIA

Armenia, the capital of the Department of Quindío, is a good jumping off point to explore a territory that UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 2011: the Coffee Culture Landscape of Colombia. This city was founded on October 14, 1889 and is well connected by road with other cities where coffee culture is an important part of daily life.

Travelers to Armenia can take short trips on scenic roads surrounded by landscapes that abound with coffee and banana plantations. In this city you can also learn about the jewelry made by Quimbaya ‘s indigenous people and visit theme parks and estates designed to educate visitors about coffee culture.