Andean Region - The Spirit of the Andes soars in this region

Photo by: Martha Lucía Forero Navas - Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Andean Region

The Spirit of the Andes soars in this region

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Life in the mountains

Hills and Valleys in the Andean Region This area of ​​Colombia boasts cultural diversity that enchants travelers with its music and cuisine. The eyes behold a stunning variety of shades of green. 


The coffee culture of the mountains of Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, Antioquia and Santander; the clothes that range from cold weather ponchos to the Aguadas hat all mark Andean coffee culture.    

Visit the coffee farms .

In the departments of Antioquia, Tolima, Valle del Cauca and Boyacá Carranguera, pasillo, bambuco guabina, rajaleña and sanjuanero among others are heard and danced to.    

Salsa is a rhythm that comes over you when you come to Colombia .

Among the mountaineer’s dish with beans and the santafereño ajiaco soup made with guascas (a fragrant herb) a menu unfolds that includes tamales wrapped in corn, suckling pig and much more.

Mixed Flavors in Antioquia dishes.

Destinations in the region


With the May 2013 canonization of Mother Laura Montoya Upegui, who was born in Jericó in 1874, the name of this town in...


In Guaduas, 71 miles northwest of Bogota, you can follow in the footsteps of Policarpa Salavarrieta, a local heroine...


Located on top of a hill with steep streets, Salamina, declared a National Monument in 1982, looks in the distance like...


Girón, a town that belongs to the Tourist Network of Colombian Heritage Towns, is found 5.5 miles south of Bucaramanga...


Founded on August 30, 1863, Pereira is part of the territory in 2011 UNESCO declared World Heritage Site: the Coffee...


As you travel through the rolling landscape of Boyaca, with its fields of potatoes, peas, beans and carrots you will...


The territory where the Honda is located was discovered in 1539 by the expeditionaries commanded by Gonzalo Jiménez de...
jardin colombia

Photo by: Jaime Henao, Concurso Revela

El Jardín

The name of El Jardín, a municipality located 83 miles southwest of Medellín in the department of Antioquia, is very...
Aguadas    - Aguadas, coffee at high altitude

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia


Aguadas, 78 miles north of Manizales, welcomes travelers with fields of coffee, banana, and sugarcane. This town in the...
Socorro, Colombia

Foto por: Archivo fotográfico Pueblos Patrimonio


To understand how the first steps towards the Independence of the Republic were taken, you must visit Socorro, a...
Santa fe de Antioquia - The soul of Antioquia

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Santa fe de Antioquia

Built between 1887 and 1895, the wooden Western Bridge, which is suspended over the Cauca River, welcomes visitors to...
La Playa de Belén  - A living nativity scene.

Photo by: Filiberto Pinzón - Pueblos Patrimonio

La Playa de Belén

Located 200 km north-west of Cúcuta, Bethlehem Beach with an average temperature of 21°C, is part of the Colombian...


Photo by: Carlos Espejo In the center of Santander, travelers can experience complementary activities. On the one hand...
Catedral de sal de zipaquirá

Photo by: ProColombia


The territory now occupied by Zipaquirá, a city where Gabriel García Márquez went to school, was an important centre of...
Manizales - See the volcano from the city

Photo by: ProColombia


Coffee, a product from Africa that came to this region of central Colombia in the early twentieth century and spread...


Founded on December 22 of 1622 in a plateau of the Oriental mountain range, a place where the Guane tribe was settled...


photo by: Eduardo Zárate Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the...
San Agustín, Colombia

Photo by: ProColombia

San Agustín

One of the greatest mysteries of ancient civilizations can be seen in the Archaeological Park of San Agustin, on the...

Villa de Leyva

Photo by: Manuel Villafañe Streets paved in stone and white walls greet travellers arriving in Villa de Leyva a town in...
Armenia  - Armenia, a coffee lover’s dream

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia


Armenia, the capital of the Department of Quindío, is a good jumping off point to explore a territory that UNESCO...


Photo by: Iván Erre Jota Medellín, capital of Antioquia department, has a pleasant climate of around 24°C; offers...