The Caribbean RegionRegions Colombia
In addition to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia’s Caribbean coast has several other beach areas. Cartagena de Indias, World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
San Andres and Providencia is an archipelago 700 km of continental coastline has extensive beaches of white sand.
Santa Marta is the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, where Simon Bolivar died. There is the Altar of the Fatherland, dedicated to Bolivar and the Bolivarian Museum of Art. It was the first city founded in Colombia, it is a tourist district, Cultural and Historical. It has several beaches, including El Rodadero. Also in town is the seat of the Museo del Oro, Casa de la Aduana, works of jewelry of the Tayrona culture.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Santa Marta, is the coastal mountain with more altitude in the world with a height of over 5000 meters, and which is part of a National Park of the same name. Within the Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park is The Lost City which is a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
There is also the Tayrona National Park, ancient area where Vivian the Tayrona, covered with lush vegetation, and bays where you can see some of the best beaches in the region.
Also not far from the city is La Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, the whole of lakes and marshes largest in South America, which houses the Via Parque Isla de Salamanca.
Barranquilla, the largest city in the region, is famous for its Carnival is the largest development center in the region and pioneered many of the milestones in the history of Colombia, being the fourth industrial city and population, first in the The Caribbean Region.
It has tourist sites such as mouths of ash (where the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea joins, is beautiful), the zoo (the longest of Colombia) pumarejo bridge, (the largest in Colombia) Metropolitan Stadium, the spring port Colombia (when it opened in 1888 was the second longest in the world), volcano totumo (located 45 minutes from Barranquilla), Amira theater of the Rose, the romantic museum, the hotel meadow (seventh hotel in Latin America).
The walled city that characterizes this city; It is located in the Colonial Town and there we will find a rich architecture of colonial times and the republican stage. On the day it is very cultural find street paved, the Palace of the Inquisition (where if you acquire the services of a guide will teach the history of Colombia), the House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the home of Rafael Garcia (composer of the hymn national), the Cathedral of the city, etc.
The main monuments are found Clock Tower, Monument Pedro de Heredia, San Pedro monument Claret, the Pegasos, India Catalina, etc.
It is a mandatory step to go to the viewpoint of Cerro de la Popa, which can be seen throughout the city from above.
The Castle of San Felipe, a fortress Cartagena defended the invasion of pirates.
At night it is very typical in Cartagena a walk in Chiva rumbera where in a very festive atmosphere you get a night city to the rhythm of Colombian music with orchestra and brandy.
It is very romantic and special a ride in a carriage pulled by two horses and driven by a guide who leads either couples or families. This is provided throughout the day but at night is recommended for its freshness climate.
Is also optional and recommended a trip to the Rosario Islands, where they found a white beach with crystal clear water, is good to spend a whole day rich.
Bocagrande area, which is the modern part of the city, you will find easily many hotels of different categories and costs, restaurants and stores for shopping. Also in this area it is the beach walking much of the city.
Cartagena is known for being a city of very friendly, warm and hospitable people. You can walk anywhere in the city at any time in complete safety.
It is the closest resort town Cartagena, exactly two and a half hours by land.
Here we find the beach of Rodadero, which has better quality sand beaches of Cartagena, with a very friendly atmosphere.
A 40 minutes from the city, we know how important and required the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, which is where the rooms of the Liberator of America Simon Bolivar, surrounded by a peaceful environment, history and culture point.
It is advisable to take a short walk through the colonial town and turn to football lovers will find the bronze monument to the great Colombian footballer Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, character of world football, born in this warm city of the Colombian Caribbean.
For nature lovers we can know the natural park Tayrona, where we find a very diverse and rich flora and fauna that covers an entire day to enjoy it.
It is recommended for honeymoons Eco-habs (green room) which are designed in the natural park with all the amenities to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in one of the most special moments of our lives.
This wonderful islands are located in the Caribbean, fronting the beaches of Nicaragua. It is a small but warm and wonderful island that is characterized by its white sand and its waters have seven colors that give a special touch to the destination.
A mandatory is about to meet Jhonny Cay, a small island that is located opposite San Andrés, 15 minutes by boat, we will find a paradise of palm trees and white sand. Advisable to spend an afternoon.
San Andres is a free port, so you can find well-known brands in clothing and spirits in very affordable prices, like appliances and cell phones.
Recommended for families, couples and schools. For a person who does not know the Caribbean, San Andrés start is a good choice.