Estadio El Campín (Carrera 30 y Calle 57, Bogotá) – this is the main stadium in Bogotá. Inaugurated in 1938, it went through renovations in 2010-2011, and has a capacity of 36,343 (for football games) and 41,683 (for concerts). It is the home arena for local football teams Independiente Santa Fe and Millionarios. The stadium […]
Festival of the Flowers (Medellin) — held annually in August, the Festival of the Flowers is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. The festival is centered around the flower parade, where growers carry their amazing flower arrangements known as “silletas” on their backs. The sights and smells will last a lifetime.
Guadalupe Hill (Bogota) – located toward Bogotá’s downtown district (east of the city), the top of this hill has a church dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, as well as a 15-meter (49 feet) statue of her. Still, many visitors come here for the panoramic view of the city.
Floating Miss Colombia (Cartagena) – held every mid-November, the “Miss Colombia” beauty pageant is taken seriously among the locals. In the case of the city of Cartagena, locals celebrate that event by conducting nautical outings via yacht, speedboat, and even rowboats.
La Boquilla (Cartagena) – this is a popular beach northeast of old Cartagena, which has a Miami Beach-like feel, due to the presence of beachfront condominiums and all-inclusive resorts here. Members of the local nouveau riche hang out here. Since this beach has one of the widest stretches of sand in the city, La Boquilla […]
National Coffee Park (Km. 6 via Montenegro, Pueblo Tapao, Quindio) – since Colombia is well-known for its coffee, some visitors will naturally want to visit the country’s coffee-growing regions. Located 7 hours (via car) west of Bogotá, this theme park is for such tourists. Visitors can spend the day there learning about the production of […]
Plaza Santo Domingo (Ciudad Amurallada, Calle Santo Domingo esq. Carrera Santo Domingo, Cartagena) – the oldest church in Cartagena is reputedly located here. Aside from that, this is a popular area with bustling bars & restaurants (including the famed watering hole “Paco’s”), along with a local landmark: a large bronze statue of a plump naked […]
Playa Blanca (Isla Barú, Cartagena) – turquoise blue Caribbean waters, a couple of kilometers of bleached white sands and friendly islanders make the offshore island of Barú and its star attraction, Playa Blanca, the most popular beach destination in the Cartagena area. It is located about 30 minutes by speed boat from the Muelle Turistico […]
Salitre Mágico (Calle 63 #60-80, Bogotá) – this is a vast amusement park which currently offers 39 mechanical attractions (such as roller coasters, bumper cars, and a horror house). There is also a water park, a 40 meter-high Ferris wheel (which offers visitors a panoramic view of the city), and even a retired Boeing 727 […]
Summerland Dance Festival (Paradise Arena, Cartagena) – this event, held every January, draws in local and international fans of electronic dance music – bringing an Ibiza-like vibe to Cartagena. This event typically draws in international DJs like Deadmau5, Afrojack, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Cedric Gervais (among others). More info on […]