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The Best Beaches in Colombia

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Amazon River, and full of countless other rivers, lakes and streams, Colombia has no shortage of places to get your feet wet. Mostly I love a good adventure vacation where I can raft down a river, swim in the Amazon, kayak on the Pacific Ocean or go caving. However, every once in awhile you just need a good beach vacation. Unfortunately short of leaving the mainland for San Andres Island, the beaches in Colombia leave something to be desired. Many of the public beaches get quite dirty, some of them filling with trash due to the tides, and even the nice ones are full of people trying to sell you something at any given moment. Not exactly relaxing.

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  • Kristin
    Kristin says #
    Hi Lyda - I recommend talking with a company named Aviatur. They have offices all over Colombia and are a well-run tourism agency....
  • Lyda
    Lyda says #
    Great advice. I will be going to the arrecifes area in a month and have been trying to find a phone number for finca el paraiso wi...

Colombia for Big People: Cartagena (Minus the Secret Service)

For mature visitors, Cartagena is the number one place of interest within Colombia, just as New York is for the United States, or Paris is for France. It is not the capital, but it is the city that offers itself as both a seaside resort as well as a picturesque historic destination.   For this reason, you will find no shortage of articles about its attractions, but I hope to give you a more practical guide to La Heroica (the Heroic), as Cartagena is known here.

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Horseback Riding, Colombian Style

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    j says #
    Smiley, Check out Hotel Paso Fino outside of Cartagena. Ask them and them might be able to set you up with a multi day tour.. it...
  • David Lee
    David Lee says #
    Hi Smiely, Horseback riding is generally quite cheap in Colombia, but I can't recall exact costs. I haven't heard about any multi...

¡Quien lo Vive es Quien lo Goza!

Barranquilla's carnival slogan, quien lo viven es quien lo goza, translates to who lives it, is who enjoys it. After missing the past two Carnivals while in Colombia, I was finally able to attend one this year and found out for myself that the slogan holds true.

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