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For those of you who don’t know, La Guajira is the northern most department in Colombia. It is an exotic peninsula bordered by Venezuela and the Caribbean Sea. It contains some of the most incredible natural landscapes I have ever laid eyes on and is home to the incredible Wayuu indigenous group. Even so, La Guajira is perhaps one of the least explored regions in Colombia, both by Colombians and foreign tourists alike, and still lags behind other regions and cities of Colombia when it comes to popular travel destinations. After having travelled around La Guajira several times, I have realized, though, that it is a truly magical place full of color, nature, history, culture, and life.

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    KS- It depends on where you go in La Guajira. The most expensive place to stay and get to is el Cabo de la Vela. A room there coul...
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    What does is cost to stay there? Avg price of a room per night? Are the locals friendly? Beautifully written article ! I am longin...

Colombia: think nature


When you think of Colombia, what comes to mind? Hot-weather, Shakira, coffee, the infamous Escobar… Obviously when talking about a country that’s more than 5 times the size of Britain, there’s bound to be a lot of other stuff. And sure enough, there is, and for me one of the most striking things about Colombia is its nature.

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    If Colombia really has a HIDDEN TREASURE...IT IS .."CHAPARRAL OF THE GREATEST ONES" The landscapes and the weather vary, depending...
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    Josian Chevallier says #
    Completly agree with you,thanks for sharing your experiences and guidig us o know more and love more our country. Important role f...

The tempting diversity of beaches along the northern Colombian Caribbean Coast


Traveling the northern Caribbean coastline from Cartagena, Bolívar to Cabo de la Vela, la Guajira you can find an incredible diversity of beaches.

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    Gracias, Marcela! Hago lo que puedo para demostrar el amor que tengo por Colombia y para demostrar lo agradecida que estoy por tod...
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    Paige eres la mejor embajadora de nuestro pais!... Lo haces mejor q los propios colombianos! Eres una gringa con corazon Colombian...

5 Awe-Inspiring destinations in Colombia


Geographically speaking, Colombia is a surprisingly diverse country. Before arriving in 2009, I imagined it was one big jungle. I'm embarssed to admit that my knowledge of the country was limited to what I'd seen on news clips and in Hollywood movies.

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    helpful blog, thanks

The Harsh Guajira Desert

Right up in the north-eastern corner of Colombia, bordering Venezuela and the Caribbean lies the Guajira peninsula. This is a region that nominally belongs to Colombia but remains sparsely populated and out of touch with the rest of the country due in part to its hostile yet intriguing desert environment. Make the trip here now as it is slowly becoming a travel destination for the more intrepid visitor.

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    Richard says #
    I used a French agency out of Cartagena
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    Tom says #
    Hey great article. Have you got a link for the transport you used?

5 Places In Colombia You Have to Travel to Before Everyone Else

To many people the whole of Colombia remains 'off the beaten track', but this is a situation that is  rapidly changing. As you walk the streets of Bogota or Medellin, increasingly you bump into travellers and expats that have discovered the paradise of Colombia, and are intent on spreading the word. Worried your favourite destinations are going to get crowded before long? Fear not.

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