So Colombia has so many other places to go. I was only able to skim the surface with my month of traveling there.
Top Places to Go in Colombia That I’ve Gone:
- Bogota. Obviously.
- San Andres
- Neiva for Festival de San Pedro
- Jardin (3 hours from Medellin)
- Santa Marta
- Tayrona Park
Where I Didn’t Go & Wish I Did
- San Gil
- San Augustin
- Villa de Leyva
- The Lost City
- Los Nevados National Nature Park
Now I highly recommend San Andres for anybody that likes a beach. It is known as the Sea of 7 Colours and it definitely had 7 colours. Tayrona Park and San Gil for the outdoorsy type, Tayrona especially for those who like to sweat their balls off. Cartagena, San Andres, and Medellin are best for those who don’t speak that much English. In Medellin there is a neighbourhood called El Poblado that is so full of gringos, you hear more English than Spanish there. San Andres is a bilingual island. Almost everyone speaks a little English in Cartagena.
I loved all of these cities, but if you really want to practice your Spanish, Bogota is the place to go. The accent is so smooth and so much easier to understand than the costeño or paisa accents. Plus in Cartagena, San Andres and Medellin, if they figure out you are a foreigner, they will up the price 7x. In Bogota it’s only 3x haha.
The great part about Colombia is that there is something for everybody. If you don’t like to drink or dance, there are plenty of museums or nature to keep you busy. And traveling from city to city is easy, cheap, and safe. In the next post I’ll talk about each city that I visited, how I got there, how much it cost, and what the fun things are to do there.