Colombia isn’t necessarily the first destination on the list when you think of South America. However, it shouldn’t be overlooked with a huge amount to offer any traveller, even though it might sound daunting.
With its location on the Caribbean, there are some lovely beach resorts – which are a great choice in the summer months to avoid hurricanes. You also can’t go to that area and not go to Cartagena, the beautiful coastal city with its colourful houses and buildings.
For others, and especially coffee lovers, it will be a visit to the Cocora Valley, which is famous for its wax palm trees and learn about the production of coffee beans which make it to the UK.
Given the geography of Colombia, everyone travels by aeroplane – it has one of the busiest domestic networks anywhere in the world with many flights a day connecting its biggest towns and cities. Therefore it makes travelling around
BEST TIME TO VISIT
You can visit all year round, but best avoid the height of the summer.
Around 10 hours, direct from London.
There is something for everyone, and especially coffee lovers. There are great cities, lovely beach resorts and plenty of things to do.
HOW TO GET THERE
Direct flights to Bogota are available from London, indirect flights through America connect through to the regional cities.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Bogota is the busiest hub in the region, so you could combine a stay here with the beaches of the Caribbean, or maybe something more adventurous elsewhere in South America.