25 Photos That Will Alter Your Perception of Colombia

 Buritaca, Colombia

Buritaca, Colombia

Since deciding to spend a couple of months exploring Colombia I began getting looks of “…why Colombia?” accompanied by a skeptical head tilt.

If you played the word association game with Colombia and you haven’t been to the country nor have a close friend or family member who has, chances are the first word that popped into your mind might not be positive.

In all fairness, I can’t say I didn’t have similar thoughts just last year.

Yet following conversation after conversation with people who had been to the country, I couldn’t quite reconcile the image of Colombia portrayed by the media and the recounts from people I was meeting during my four months of traveling through Central America.

Conversations went something like, “One of the most gorgeous countries I’ve ever been to. There’s so much to do; beautiful beaches, lush jungles, incredible hikes, volcanoes, lakes, and cities. And the people are so friendly, lively, fun and helpful. You HAVE to go!”

So I went to Colombia.

We’ve already shared a glimpse into Cartagena’s fascinating door culture which we considered to be the best entryway to Colombia (pun intended!), and one of the most alluring National Parks I have ever been to.

But before I continue sharing my wonderful experiences in Colombia from the coffee region to the electric city of Medellín I wanted to share some photos of this gorgeous country with you.

Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world - from the Amazon jungle, it's many rainforests, stunning coastal beaches, beautiful islands, snow-capped Andes mountains, deserts, plains and more.

While many people still believe that this country is unsafe due to it's turbulent history of narcotics and corruption, I found no such scary circumstances, only opportunity for adventure awaiting you in Colombia. 

There are so many awe-inspiring places in this world, we would hate for you to get stuck repeating the same destinations since traveling to new places expands your mind and provides ample opportunities for new experiences and personal growth.

My goal is not for you to abandon your current travel plans and to go to Colombia instead. I only aim to encourage you to challenge the stereotypes you’ve heard, and perhaps alter your perception of this country.

Cartagena Colombia hotel
 Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

 Cocora Valley, Colombia

Cocora Valley, Colombia

 Street Art, Medellin, Colombia

Street Art, Medellin, Colombia

 Jardin, Colombia

Jardin, Colombia

 Halong Vietnamese Restaurant, Medellin, Colombia

Halong Vietnamese Restaurant, Medellin, Colombia

 VEgan Food in Santa Marta, Colombia

VEgan Food in Santa Marta, Colombia

 Cafe in Medellin, Colombia

Cafe in Medellin, Colombia

 Street Art, Bogota, COlombia

Street Art, Bogota, COlombia

 Buritaca, Colombia

Buritaca, Colombia

 Loaded Arepa in Santa Marta, Colombia

Loaded Arepa in Santa Marta, Colombia

 Colombian Coastline

Colombian Coastline

 Restaurant in Santa Marta, Colombia

Restaurant in Santa Marta, Colombia

 Medellin, COlombia

Medellin, COlombia

 GUatape, Colombia

GUatape, Colombia

 GUatape, Colombia

GUatape, Colombia

 Colombia at Christmas

Colombia at Christmas

 Waterfall, Lost City, Colombia

Waterfall, Lost City, Colombia

 Vegan Sushi, Cartagena, Colombia

Vegan Sushi, Cartagena, Colombia

 Lost City, Colombia

Lost City, Colombia

 Bogota Brewing Co., Bogota, Colombia

Bogota Brewing Co., Bogota, Colombia

 Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

 view from Piedra del Penol, Colombia

view from Piedra del Penol, Colombia

 Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

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