Information for Travelers
Colombia is a country in the extreme north of South America.
Its landscape is characterized by tropical forests, the Andes and countless coffee plantations.
In the high-altitude capital Bogotá, the Zona Rosa neighborhood is known for its restaurants and shops.
Throw aside all your outdated ideas, like drug wars and gangsters, and you'll find that Colombia is a nation full of confidence and rushing headlong into a more peaceful and prosperous future.
In this land of contrasts, you'll find snow-capped Andean peaks, tropical Amazon jungles, turquoise Caribbean coasts and two sunny deserts.
You'll also find a host of spectacular attractions in between, from the magic of Cartagena and the hustle of Medellin to the tranquil colonial villages of Salento and Mompox.
Medellín was considered the most dangerous city in the world in the early 1990s, but a quarter of a century later, it has gained a reputation for something entirely different: innovation.
The city has trams that connect its hilltop settlements to a modern metro system in the valley below, a green belt of lush "eco parks" and impressive libraries and community centers in some of the poorest neighborhoods.
Cartagena is the crown jewel of Colombia's Caribbean coast and one of the best-preserved colonial destinations in the Americas.
Take a stroll through the historic walled city and you might feel like you've stepped back in time to a different era.
Famous Colombian hospitality is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Read about Colombia in Wikipedia