Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Colombia, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Colombia, America

Colombia is formally known as the Republic of Colombia situated in northwestern part of South America. Official language of the country is Spanish and the country is named after Christopher Columbus. Colombia has a total area of 1,141,748 square kilometers (440,831 square miles) and divided into Andino, Costa Norte, Orinoquia, Pacifica, Amazonia and Colombian Islands.

Bogota is the capital of Colombia and other major cities are Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Manizales, Medellin, Pereira, Popayan and Santa Marta. Coordinates of Colombia are 3.8167° N, 73.9167° W.


History of Colombia:

Colombia was inhabited during 20,000 BC and around 10,000 BC, the region was settled by indigenous people. Rodrigo de Bastidas was the first Spanish to explore Colombia in 1500 and Columbus landed in the year 1502 and in the year 1508, first Spanish settlement was established in the Uraba region. In the early 16th century, permanent settlement was established in north Coast of Colombia. In the year 1804, the independence movement was started in the city by Antonio Narino and became independent in the year 1810.


Language and cuisine in Colombia:

Spanish is the official language of the country and other languages include American-Indian. Colombia has distinct cuisines which widely vary from region to region and most popular food of the region is “sancocho” and other main food includes chicken, seafood, rice, pork, soft grains wrapped in banana leaves. One of the main fast food of the country is Arapa with Chorizo.


Places to Visit in Colombia:

Barranquilla Zoo:

Barranquilla Zoo is positioned at the distance of 8 kilometers from Barranquilla city is home to more than 500 animals of 140 species and home to colorful native animal species and sanctuary protects the endangered species.


Chicamocha National Park:

Chicamocha National Park is placed around 40 kilometers from Bucaramanga towards Bogota city. Tourists can view breathtaking view of the powerful river canyon Chicamocha is one of the best river canons one can view in the country.


Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica:

Museo del Oro del Banco de la República is one of the famed museums in the Cali city showcases the pottery and gold of pre Colombian culture subsists in the region. Museum is open from Monday till Saturday.


Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta:

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is situated at the distance of around 80 kilometers from Santa Marta city is an isolated mountain range, at an elevation of 5,700 meters (18,700 feet) above the sea level is the world’s highest coastal range.


Utria National Park:

Utria National Park is surrounded by abundance of mangroves and plenty of Pacific Ocean’s marine wildlife is surrounded by tropical jungle. National park is surrounded by numerous natural attractions, landscapes, valleys and beautiful ecosystems and one of the main ecosystems of Colombia.


Other Places to visit in and around Colombia:

  • The Port of Puerto Colombia
  • Best time to Visit Colombia:
  • Museo del Caribe
  • San Gil
  • Barrio de San Antonio
  • Fundacion Orquidea del Tolima
  • Conservatorio del Tolima
  • Sebastian de Belalcazar’s monument
  • Farallones de Cali
  • Orquideorama Enrique Perez Arbelaer
  • Las Lajas Cathedral
  • La Cocha Lake
  • Cathedral of Santa Marta
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Cloister

 How to Reach Colombia?

Colombia is one of the major ecological countries in the world and has 12 international airports and several domestic airports, El Dorado International Airport, Palonegro International Airport, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport and José María Córdova International Airport are some of the main and busiest airports in the country. There are many international bus terminals and domestic bus terminals in the country with arrival and departure of buses from Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama counties. Ports in the country receive cruise ships from major counties.


Where to Stay in Colombia?

Colombia has some of the best in class hotels that provide excellent accommodation facilities to the tourists visiting the place all through the year. The hotels range from small budget ones to 5 star luxurious hotels offering hosts of amazing services and amenities and tourists can book hotels well in advance before reaching Colombia through online booking. List of some of the hotels located in Colombia include:

  • Country International Hotel
  • Hotel Rivera del Mar
  • Dann Carlton Barranquilla
  • Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla
  • Hotel Spiwak Chipichape Cali
  • Travelers Suites Castellon de Juanambu
  • Eco Star Hotel
  • Hotel y Restaurante Suiza
  • Apartahotel Vincent Suites
  • Hotel Fernando Plaza
  • Hotel Del Parque
  • Hotel Boutique Don Pepe

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