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2003/2015

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

Personal Rating:

2

30/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

3/9

Places Visited:

2003: (from Ibarra, Ecuador), Ipiales, Pasto, Popayan, Cali, Ibague, Armenia, Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Taganga.Total of 1,471 kilometers by local buses. 2015: Medellin, Salento, Bogota, San Andres Island, Bogota, Villavicencio

Highlights:

Popayan: white washed colonial buildings, Natural History Museum, Cali: famous for the Salsa music, lots of museums and churches, Bogota: La Candelaria (the colonial heart), Bolivar square with cathedral, Museo del Oro, Iglesia de la Orden Tercera, Montserrate Hill, Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, Museo de Arte Colonial. Cartagena: Old historical city, UNESCO, Museo Naval del Caribe, Popa convent, excursion to the Islas Rosarios (Playa Blanca), Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel. Santa Marta: Tayrona National Park (Bahia Gairaca). Medellin: Plaza Botero, Antioquia Museum , Parque Lleras (nightlife), Casa Museo Pablo Escobar. Salento: Cocora valley, famous for its huge wax palm trees, one of the tallest in the world.