Colombia is such a diverse country, both geographically and culturally; the options for travel and recreation are endless. You can also get to know this amazing country by touring the best cities in each region of Colombia.
In this article we want to prove to you that visiting these 6 regions of Colombia is the best decision you can make. We will also give ideas on what you can do in each region.
Do you want to have an unforgettable vacation? Then come and travel through the different regions of Colombia.
This is perhaps one of the best-known regions in Colombia, due to its stunning sandy beaches and clear water. We suggest that you start your journey in La Guajira, where the desert coasts are home to the Wayuu indigenous community. Visit the Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas and the Flamencos Sanctuary.
Next, start heading down the country and go and visit the Tayrona National Park. You will definitely be gaping at the incredible scenes in front you.
Your next stops in this region will be Taganga and Santa Marta. Continue your journey by visiting Cartagena, one of the most famous cities in Colombia, which is full of color and history.
For many this region of Colombia is still unknown, although it is the most biodiverse part of the country and it has an impressive cultural wealth. Here you will find unique destinations like Gorgona Island, Bahía Solano and Nuquí.
During the months of July and October whales and turtles visit this region, giving visitors and locals an incredible show. In each city that you visit in this region, you will find gastronomic wealth that will leave you wanting to explore more. Read about the magic of a whale encounter here.
Do you want to find magic in the different regions of Colombia? Then this region is a must!
The Andean region is the most populated region in Colombia, and also probably the most visited, by locals and by tourists. Here you´ll find the main cities of the country. Because this region is huge, we will advise you on the trip we would take if we were visiting it.
If you are in Bogotá, you should travel to Santander after looking around the city. In Santander you should go to San Gil and Barichara. Then go to Medellín, one of the most famous cities; take a city tour and then go to Guatapé and Jericó.
After this we recommend that you go to Colombia’s coffee region, and visit Salento in the Cocora Valley. Finally go to Cali, the salsa capital of the world.
This region of Colombia, better known as the Eastern Plains, is located in the eastern part of the country, and is shared with Venezuela which is also on the east.
Characterized by its diverse ecosystems and hot weather. Here you’ll find La Macarena. This town is the gateway to Caño Cristales, which is currently the most visited place in Colombia.
The River of Five Colors is one of the natural wonders of Colombia. The best time to visit this area is between June and November, Colombia’s rainy season. Check out some pictures and information here.
Another great destination in this region is the department of Casanare. Here you can see more wildlife than anywhere else in Colombia. We even dare to say that it is Lulo Colombia´s favorite place in the country.
This is the most extensive and least populated region of Colombia. The whole region is a destination full of color, life, biodiversity and calm. Around Leticia, the capital of the state of Amazonas, you´ll find different activities to do:
This is the smallest region of Colombia and includes the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, and other cays and islets.
This region is also home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world, and the Seaflower marine protected area — a UNESCO world heritage site. Here the official languages are Spanish and English.
You will have no problems finding incredible hotels to stay in. Also, here the aquatic activities are a must, followed by the amazing cuisine and musical rhythms that you´ll find in this region.
These are the 6 distinct natural regions of Colombia. We hope that you can feel the magic that each one holds. Don’t hesitate to visit the best cities in each of these regions of Colombia. We strongly advise you to include some of them in your Colombia Itinerary.
If you need help or guidance with the planning process of your trip to Colombia, don´t hesitate to contact us. We have a team of travel experts looking forward to help you have the best holiday of your life.
For more inspiration, check out this list of the best cities to visit in Colombia.