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Bogotá

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661,1547,126

Cartagena

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547,1544,19

Santa Marta

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120,370,25

Cali

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165,477,42

Barranquilla

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58,107,7

Isla de San Andrés

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79,295,0

Parque Tayrona

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86,343,0

Medellín

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151,506,47

Taganga

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75,185,3

Popayán

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106,381,0

Bucaramanga

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28,90,6

Salento

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88,391,1

Medellín

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58,102,15

Villa de Leiva

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101,431,0

Ciudad Perdida

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51,203,0

Isla de Providencia

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27,194,0

Manizales

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33,139,8

Zipaquirá

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58,173,0

Armenia

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16,60,6

San Agustín

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80,331,1

San Gil

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30,87,0

San Andrés

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13,29,25

Cartagena

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56,163,0

Pasto

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34,54,2

Palmira

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12,18,0

Mompós

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63,250,0

Leticia

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23,73,0

Barichara

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31,138,1

Tolù

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11,68,0

Tunja

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32,56,0

Isla Gorgona

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7,95,0

Las Lajas

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15,35,0

La Boquilla

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3,5,0

Ipiales

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6,10,0

Neiva

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4,12,0

Capurganá

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15,7,0

Guatapé

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10,126,0

El Cocuy

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14,24,0

San Cipriano

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6,45,0

Ibagué

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5,8,2

Boyacá

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11,2,0

Santa Fe

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21,125,0

Turbo

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4,23,0

Silvia

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15,54,0

Islas del Rosario

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4,10,0

Pereira

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6,5,1

Manzanillo del Mar

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5,20,0

Cocuy

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43,69,0

Anapoima

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4,6,0

Ráquira

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6,54,0

Bogotá

See all 661 Bogotá Tips
  • La Candelaria - Downtown

    Bogotá Things to Do

    Downtown this is the clonial part of the city centre. Most buildings still preserve their original architecture. Going around Candelaria and its narrows street is also easy to find some pictorial spots and small shops where is possible to see and buy some hand made crafts.

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  • 101 Park House

    Bogotá Hotels

    I recommend two hotels. If you like little nice hotel with 5-star services look for '101 Park...

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  • Typical Colombian Dishes

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This is a popular local dish, not a restaurant. You should be able to order it almost anywhere. It is a massive amount of food, so be very hungry or split it with a friend. It comes on a big platter, and includes 2 kinds of sausage, ground beef, beans and rice, fried pork rind, fried plantains, avocado, bread, and several things I can’t remember,...

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Cartagena

See all 547 Cartagena Tips
  • Avianca

    Cartagena Transportation

    I flew with Avianca from Bogota. Though I must say that I had no problems and the aircraft was new, I must say I could not get the ticket from their website. As for aerolinas argentina you get different prices if you are local or a foreigner, but even in the foreigner version of the website I could not purchase the ticket and I had to use an online...

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  • SOFITEL SANTA CLARA

    Cartagena Hotels

    This is a beautiful hotel but not worth the money to stay here...especially not worth having your...

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  • Taxi from airport

    Cartagena Transportation

    from the airport to the city center is about 15 minuts and the price is 10000 pesos. Taxi can be hired just outside the arrival area of the airport where in a kios you say where you go and they give you the price you have to pay.

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Santa Marta

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Cali

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  • PITAS, PITAS AND MORE PITAS!!

    Cali Restaurants

    PITA MAJITA, what a nice surprice! walking the streets of San Antonio (Cali- Colombia)I found this amazing restaurant, brand new, this family have been working with lebannes food during all their life, but it is the first time they open their own restaurant. the service is awesome, they make you feel you are visiting them at homethe food it is...

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  • InterContinental Hotel Cali

    Cali Hotels

    This is the best place to stay in Cali. Although it's the only place I have stayed in Cali, I have...

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  • Website for all party and events in Cali

    Cali Nightlife

    In Cali, you can find information about party, events, live music, ... in this website: www.comoespahoy.com.coBars and clubs publish directly there, day by day, so you won't miss anything when visiting.

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Barranquilla

See all 58 Barranquilla Tips
  • Salsa, Salsa, and more Salsa

    Barranquilla Nightlife

    La Troja is the quintessential landmark for salsa dancing in Barranquilla. It's not a club, it's not a bar, and it's not a pub. It is an outdoor venue to drink, dance, and sweat, sweat, sweat. If you are traveling through and have just a few nights, or even one, don't miss this place. You will either love it or hate it, but most people will ask you...

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  • Dann Carlton Barranquilla

    Barranquilla Hotels

    This is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed at. I and my guests suffered from food poisioning...

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  • Flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá

    Barranquilla Transportation

    There were only a very few days left until my flight back to Europe so I decided to join Donna and take a flight as well. Two airlines have flights from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Avianca and Aires. We found a better deal with Avianca so we booked a flight with them. It was an evening flight with the departure from Barranquilla at 17:31 and arrival to...

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Isla de San Andrés

  • Churches and Cemeteries

    Isla de San Andrés Favorites

    In addition to lighthouses, one of the things I usually do when traveling is to look for cemeteries to document how people handle the deceased. Taking photos was difficult and the only cemetery that I got any photos of was San LuisOur driver said the Colombians were Catholic, and the uneducated Colombians (some of whom the driver said couldn't even...

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  • Lighthouses

    Isla de San Andrés Favorites

    Our taxi driver told us that there were seven lighthouses on the side of the island where the ship anchored. We could see two from the ship and saw 3 or 4 others on the tour of the island.My reference for lighthouses is The Lighthouse Directory. When we went to San Andrés, the only lighthouses that were listed were well offshore. I sent my photos...

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  • People and Languages of San Andrés

    Isla de San Andrés Local Customs

    The culture of the archipelago of San Andrés is linked to its people, who have diverse ethnic origins. The Raizal, people of African and British origin, speak Creole (the language originates in English but it has its own phonetic, grammar and many expressions from Spanish and African dialects). They refer to themselves as 'native islanders' in...

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Parque Tayrona

See all 86 Parque Tayrona Tips
  • hiking in Tayrona

    Parque Tayrona Sports & Outdoors

    I was exposed to hiking late in life whereas beaches were a big part of my family's vacations from before I can remember. The idea that the two could be combined has always been intriguing but aside from a hike along the Abel Tasman Trail in New Zealand, I hadn't done any. Sure, I'd walked on beaches, for miles in fact but not with any gear. So,...

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  • that content again

    Parque Tayrona Favorites

    Sometimes the photos you remember best are the ones you didn't take. I was laying on the beach at Tayrona, much like everyone else but the difference was I rarely did this. True, I'd grown up at the beaches of New Jersey but my time on the beach was always active. I was not one to lay around, beach or no beach. But here I was actually laying...

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  • parks fees are high

    Parque Tayrona Local Customs

    Coming from the United States, I have a very high standard when it comes to National Parks. The US might get a lot of things wrong but when it comes to National Parks, it seems to have it down better than any other country. We visited a few National Parks in Colombia and generally speaking, there was very little infrastructure. Now, this does not...

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Medellín

See all 58 Medellín Tips
  • visit nationalpark arvi

    Medellín Things to Do

    Parque Arvi is a new ambitious project just outside of Medellin that will create one of the largest nature reserves in the region. The recent attraction is yet another boost for the city of Medellin that has recently undergone a complete transformation and is now attracting travelers and tourists from all around the globe to see the city of eternal...

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  • NOVELTY SUITES HOTEL

    Medellín Hotels

    Calle 4 Sur # 43A 109, El Poblado, Oviedo Area, Medellin, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • La Casa Medellin

    Medellín Hotels

    Full service hotel with 10 suites, big pool, free internet and a lot more Free buffet breakfast,...

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  • Metrocable to the Library

    Medellín Things to Do

    My wife's parents have lived in Medellin for over 10 years, and we've visited numerous times (we actually got married there in a week-long destination wedding). One of my favorite (and one of the easiest) excursions I've done is take the metrocable up to the biblioteca espana, an ultramodern, giant, distinctive black library donated by the King of...

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Taganga

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  • Cartagena to Taganga (by bus)

    Taganga Transportation

    This journey happens in several steps:1. You first need to get to the bus terminal: From Catalina la india (Carrera 11 con Calle 36 where the pocahonta-like statue is), take a bus where it's written on it "Metrocar" (double check with the driver if it goes to the Terminal). Price was 1700 pesos I believe. journey is about 45min so if you take a...

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  • Divanga Bed Breakfast

    Taganga Hotels

    We stayed at the Casa Divanga which is one block away from Divanga Bed Breakfast. Believe it is...

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  • healthy food and good music!

    Taganga Restaurants

    On the main coastal street Bitacora is a nice bar and restaurant with very good music and good quality food. Sitting on the breezy tables outside you can relax watching passers by while eating your healthy meal or drinking fresh fruit juice. There is a wide choice of fruits. It is very popular with tourists especially in the evening when the bar...

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Popayán

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  • Los Quingos de Belén in Popayan - Avoid

    Popayán Restaurants

    This place had a good reputation, which is why my wife and I had lunch here again after coming here several times over the years. Too bad that the restaurant has taken advantage of that previously good reputation to now serve overpriced, and at least in our case, inedible food. We have lived in Colombia for eight years now, and have eaten in...

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  • Popayan to San Agustin

    Popayán Transportation

    San Agustin to Popayan takes about 6 hours by bus, by private vehicle it would be about an hour less. Most of the road is un paved in poor condition and a normal car would not be able to make it. Anthing with higher ground clearance such as a SUV or Pick Up could do it without much difficulty. Inquire about road conditions before heading out as...

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  • Disco from hell

    Popayán Warnings and Dangers

    Popayan is a lovely city, but. . . . Unless you intend to join the disco itself, stay away from a bed anywhere near Parque Caldas, the central square, on Thusday through Saturday nights (and Sundays if Monday is a holiday -- of which there are many.) To coin an advertising slogan, 'the only risk' is sleep deprivation. There's a full-on,...

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Bucaramanga

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  • From Pamplona - via Bucaramanga - to San...

    Bucaramanga Transportation

    I left the hotel at 6.50 and walked to the bus terminal. As I arrived to the terminal I bought a water and a coffee. While I was doing this a driver came over and asked if I was going to Bucaramanga (where I had to change) because the bus was leaving now. 7.05 the bus left the terminal in Pamplona and I thought I was very lucky and that I probably...

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  • Hotel Internacional la Triada

    Bucaramanga Hotels

    Cra 20 No 34-22, Bucaramanga, ., Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Eating: "Onces" in Giron

    Bucaramanga Things to Do

    You should try the "Onces" in Giron. Giron is a beautiful colonial town near to Bucaramanga. There is a restaurant very traditional called "La casona". People of Santander use to go there in the afternoons with family and friends to enjoy a deliciuos "onces" as chocolate, cheese, "arepa santandereana", cookies, cakes and more.Also you can walk...

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Salento

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  • Amazing Little Restaurant in Salento

    Salento Restaurants

    This little restaurant located off of the main street (about 50 feet) at calle 4, Numero 5 - 54, was recommended by our hostel. We tried it once and ended up eating dinner there 3 times during our 4 night stay. After 2 weeks of plato-typico we were craving something a little bit different. This little restaurant is ridiculously lovely. You look in...

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  • Hostel Tralala

    Salento Hotels

    Carrera 7 No 6 - 45, Salento, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Restaurant in Salento

    Salento Restaurants

    This little restaurant located off of the main street (about 50 feet) at calle 4, Numero 5 - 54, was recommended by our hostel. We tried it once and ended up eating dinner there 3 times during our 4 night stay. After 2 weeks of plato-typico we were craving something a little bit different. This little restaurant is ridiculously lovely. You look in...

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Medellín

See all 58 Medellín Tips
  • visit nationalpark arvi

    Medellín Things to Do

    Parque Arvi is a new ambitious project just outside of Medellin that will create one of the largest nature reserves in the region. The recent attraction is yet another boost for the city of Medellin that has recently undergone a complete transformation and is now attracting travelers and tourists from all around the globe to see the city of eternal...

    more
  • NOVELTY SUITES HOTEL

    Medellín Hotels

    Calle 4 Sur # 43A 109, El Poblado, Oviedo Area, Medellin, Colombia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • La Casa Medellin

    Medellín Hotels

    Full service hotel with 10 suites, big pool, free internet and a lot more Free buffet breakfast,...

    more
  • Metrocable to the Library

    Medellín Things to Do

    My wife's parents have lived in Medellin for over 10 years, and we've visited numerous times (we actually got married there in a week-long destination wedding). One of my favorite (and one of the easiest) excursions I've done is take the metrocable up to the biblioteca espana, an ultramodern, giant, distinctive black library donated by the King of...

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Villa de Leiva

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  • Amazing romantic getaway

    Villa de Leiva Favorites

    Villa de Leyva is a charming place. Amazing colonial architecture that remained untouched for the years, even being one of the most important places during the independence wars. History, architecture, and envolving great environement. Only a couple of hours away from the capital. You may think there is no much to see, but if you get there, there s...

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  • Museo Museo de Luis Alberto Acuña

    Villa de Leiva Things to Do

    Acuña was a shy and timid artist but rich in talent. He was born in 1904 in a small place in Santander of Colombia. He studied in Bogota and later in Paris. He visited Germany and Spain where Pablo Picasso helped him find his personal style. In 1929 he returned to Colombia and made a lot of exhibitions, was praised a lot and was recognised as a...

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  • not quite a hub

    Villa de Leiva Transportation

    Villa de Leyva is certainly well on the gringo trail but not as convenient as nearby hub town Tunja which you pretty much have to go through to get here. Actually, there are a couple direct buses from Bogota but it's probably easiest to go via Tunja which is actually a great town in its own right. It's about four hours from Bogota and approximately...

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Ciudad Perdida

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  • jungle whites

    Ciudad Perdida Local Customs

    One of the main reasons my wife did not want to do the trek to La Ciudad Perdida (aside from the hammocks and having done a very arduous seven day trek around El Cocuy just a month earlier) was the area's infamous mosquito population that just might be carrying malaria or dengue fever, take you pick. Neither of us is big proponents of oral chemical...

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  • keeping things dry

    Ciudad Perdida Local Customs

    One of the biggest problems of the trek to La Ciudad Perdida is keeping your gear dry. Though it must be even worse in the wet season, it was even so during our trek in a very dry “dry” season. We only had one late afternoon/evening rain and it was after we were in camp. My wife and I were never actually in the rain. The problem is your clothes get...

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  • Two great treks down, one great wife

    Ciudad Perdida What to Pack

    Camping gear is provided at each camp and set up for you but you need a day pack to carry your clothes and basic gear you will need at camp. Alternatively, you can make your backpack smaller with compression straps. We just brought one backpack for the two of us as we did not have a day pack with us. Long sleeve shirt and pants are good for camp,...

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