Colombia Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 62%, Colombia is still in the midst of a full-scale makeover. While the drug scourge of the past generation makes this understandable, the good news is that, for the most part, the troubles of the past are just that - in the past. In contrast to many other countries, one of the best ways to come to terms with Colombia is to visit its two largest cities - Bogota and Cartagena. Both offer a unique perspective to the country, where the contrast of its modern-day turmoil is still visible against a backdrop of past Colonial splendor. But ultimately you will move beyond these urban areas to a more tranquil world where enormous coffee plantations produce the beans that help millions of us start each day. Fortified with a cup of java, you can continue on to explore the lost city of Ciudad Pardida, which epitomizes the legend of El Dorado. Of all the countries that PlanetHoppers! have been warned away from over the past years, this is arguably the one you want to add to the very top of your wishlist.
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Follow in the footsteps of the Conquistadors as you trek through the jungle to the lost city of Ciudad Perdida. The best way to fully experience the remoteness of the site is to make the 6 day round trip hike from Santa Marta. ....
Control your fears as you descend into the water with up to 200 hammerhead sharks, off the coast of Colombia's Malpelo Island. To say that the experience is daunting would be an understatement, as these ferocious predators gath....
|Coordinates:||4 00 N, 72 00 W|
|Currency:||Colombian Peso ($)|
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- Location: Colombia