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Discover Colombia

Colombia conjures images of sultry salsa nights and cool cosmopolitan Bogotá, of the lush Amazon rainforest and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. That’s quintessentially Colombia, but don’t forget the eerie desert landscapes of La Guajira or the White City of Popayán, a historic colonial city beyond the endless sugarcane fields of the Valle de Cauca. Pink dolphins, blue lizards, and paddling above the treetops of a flooded jungle are just the beginning.

Maybe you dream of celebrating Colombia’s flourishing culture at one of its many music and dance festivals or conquering the Andes Mountains–or maybe you’d just love to know ten surprising facts about the country before you travel.

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Travel Maps of Colombia

Download free, printable maps of Colombia for your personal use.

Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are over thirty maps of Colombia. These maps cover eight regions in Colombia including Bogotá and its neighborhoods, Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast, Medellín and the Coffee Region, as well as the Colombian Amazon.

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Travel map of Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast

Travel map of The Amazon and Los Llanos, Colombia

The Amazon and Los Llanos

Get Inspired With Our Most Recent Colombia Articles

From remote sandy beaches bordered by thick jungles to the contagious euphoria of colorful nightlife to all the glitz and glamour of five-star everything, the stunning landscapes and luscious joy of Colombia awaits. Here are our four most recent articles to get you started or you can browse all Colombia content.

Explore verdant valleys in Colombia's coffee region.

Colombia’s Economy

Colombia has a thriving market economy based primarily on oil, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. Growth over the past decade has been a robust, placing it solidly as a middle-income country. Here’s a brief look at the country’s economic history, with a more in-depth focus on developments and policies in the last two decades.

Even experienced divers will be blown away by the diversity of sea life in the Santuario de Flora y Fauna Malpelo. Photo © Fundación Malpelo y Otros Ecosistemas Marinos.

Diving Santuario de Flora y Fauna Malpelo

Santuario de Flora y Fauna Malpelo is the largest no-fishing zone in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, making it one of the top places for diving in the world. There are 11 main dive sites, including the most important site, La Nevera, where it is common to see scores of hammerhead sharks. Malpelo is for experienced divers only; to get there you must coordinate with one these authorized outfitters in Colombia.

Triceratops reproduction at Gondava. Photo © Petruss (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Villa de Leyva’s Dinosaur Museums

During the Cretaceous period (66-145 million years ago), the area around Villa de Leyva was submerged in an inland sea. Today there are a handful of paleontological sites worth visiting, where you can view fossils of parts of massive dinosaurs to small ammonites, of which there are thousands–excavations still continue. If you have kids, don’t miss the informative park geared towards them.

Playa Cayzedo is filled with towering palms. Photo © Andrew Dier.

Discover Cali, Colombia

Cali’s relaxed place is evident everywhere you go in this diverse city of three million. This is not a city packed with must-see sights, yet tourists keep falling in love with the “Sultan of the Valley.” Is it that late refreshing afternoon breeze? The people? Or is it the salsa? We do know this: Discovering Cali for yourself is the best way to find out.