Colombia tourist attractions are diverse and suitable for every type of traveler. Nature is obviously one of the main attractions. However, Colombia is also one of the most culturally rich countries in Latin-America. This combination makes it the ideal destination for a great vacation or an amazing honeymoon. But, where do we recommend you to go if you are traveling with little kids?
When here, you will notice that Colombia is a truly fantastic country filled with spectacular landscapes. Throughout the last years, more and more people chose Colombia as their next travel destination. Many of them end up falling in love with Colombia, and even decided to start investing in the country too.
If you are thinking of visiting this country with children, you should not miss the following 3 destinations that are child-friendly in Colombia:
In 2018, the prosperous Colombian capital was awarded with the Travelers’ Choice Award and included in the list of top 25 best destinations in South America. The city has the power to captivate every traveler with its mixture of modernity and history.
Here, innovative design concepts meet the magical colonial structures of the old center, la Candelaria. You cannot miss out on visiting the most interesting places like Carrera Septima, the Gold Museum, Botero Museum, and Plaza Bolivar.
The part of the Septima, or seventh avenue, in la Candelaria is reserved for pedestrians only. Countless street artists and performers gather here to catch your attention. It is like a open-air circus and defintely entertaining for the kids.
Additionally, there are not only some interesting museums, but also the streets of Bogota can be considered fun as it is an open museum for street art. Children love the big and colorful murals that can be found throughout the city.
Furthermore, taking a ride on the cable car to the Monserrate Hill is a true adventure for your little ones.
One city that cannot be left out of any Colombia tour package is Cartagena de Indias. It is not only known for its historical richness and magnificent beaches on the nearby islands, but also for its forts and walls.
This city evokes fairy tale feeling in its visitors because it seems to be frozen in time, but simultaneously going forward. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO as it awes tourists with the high quality level of preservation of its colonial identity, stone roads, and charming plazas.
However, Cartagena is more than its historic center. It is located close to the beach so you can perfectly combine sightseeing with some free time and a refreshing splash in the sea for your kids. This results in a place that is definitely child-friendly in Colombia.
You can even opt for a boattrip to one of the nearby islands. If you are lucky some dolphins might swim along the boat, a lovely spectacle for young and old. On this daytrip to the islands you can take your kids snorkling and show them a magical underwater world!
Here you are close to Tayrona National Park and Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino, where Simon Bolivar, the liberator, died. This Colombian coastal city landscape is crowned by the Sierra Nevada on side and the Caribbean Sea on the other side. Santa Marta is considered the country’s oldest city, and the second oldest one of South America.
The city is home to some great hotels and restaurants that offer you all the comfort you need with childeren. It is the perfect hub to undertake trips to nearby places.
For example, you can decide to pay a day-visit to Tayrona. Here you have beautiful beaches and you can undertake a hike that is not too long. However, keep in mind that the park is not stroller-friendly so it is not recommend to go with really little childeren.
Santa Marta itself also has a lot of beaches where you can spend fun days with kids. You can visit a little oceanarium and enjoy a stroll on the promenade.
Addtionally, you can set out to Minca for a day-trip, in order to escape the heat of Santa Marta. Here you can visit waterfalls and refresh yourself in some natural pools.
These are the three places we can definitely recommend to visit with children. Most hotels are really child-friendly and there are enough activities to keep your little ones entertained.
Furthermore, by including these three places in your Colombia itinerary, you will get a good first impression of the country´s beauty and diversity, without having to drag your kids to places they could be bored.
However, Colombia is home to so many other wonderful places to be discovered. At Lulo Colombia we want to help you fulfill your dream vacation to this wonderful country, that’s why we could design a personalized travel itinerary adjusted to your needs. Please visit our website for more information.