The Essence of Colombia

sunsetAstonishing diversity

Modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs, gorgeous Caribbean beaches, jungle walks and Amazon safaris, colonial cities and archaeological ruins, high-mountain trekking, whale watching, coffee plantations, scuba diving, surfing - the list goes on.

Dreamlike quality

Here at the equator, with the sun forever overhead, the fertile earth beneath your feet, heart-stopping vistas in every direction and the warmth of the locals, Colombia truly has a dreamlike quality.

Like the country’s weather, culture varies by altitude

The essence of Colombia resides in the mountains, in the alpine cities of Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, and in the smaller cities of the Zona Cafetera. This is the industrial heartland of the country.

Geographical isolation has kept the local accent relatively unaffected by outside influence. Spanish in the Bogota National Capital Region is precise and easy to understand. On the other hand, in the heat of the Caribbean coast, life is slower, and the culture more laid-back. The accent there is the unhurried drawl of the Caribbean basin.


The only danger coming to Colombia is never wanting to leave.