Top 6 Things To Do in Colombia: The Lesser known attractions to explore

Top 6 Things To Do in Colombia: The Lesser known attractions to explore

Do you want to discover beautiful and unknown areas of Colombia? On this post, we present you the Top 6 Things To Do in Colombia, the Lesser-known attractions to explore on your next holidays. Do you think you know the country well? Check out this list and learn more about this beautiful South American country.

Top 6 Things To Do in Colombia

Diving with Hammerhead Sharks on the island of Malpelo (Colombian Pacific)

The plan we propose to you:

Malpelo is one of the five places on the planet where you can dive with hammerhead sharks. In fact, Malpelo is known as the “Shark Heaven”. Furthermore, Malpelo is famous for its vast variety of marine life. Certainly, this Pacific island is one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Please note, due to the extreme conditions this excursion is only for experimented divers.

How to get there:

In order to visit Malpelo, you need to get permission from the National Natural Park of Colombia. Since this island is a protected area, the only way to visit it is aboard a liveaboard with permission; furthermore, anchoring on the nearby areas is prohibited.

How much will cost?

The 5-day plan will cost you around 4,000 USD.

Walking across the Canyon of Chicamocha (Santander)

The plan we propose to you:

In two days you will pass across the municipalities of Villanueva, Jordán and Los Santos. On this route, you will have the opportunity to enter the canyon, which, by the way, is deeper than the famous Grand Canyon in the United States. On the Canyon, you will have the chance to admire the Chicamocha River and the McCormick Suspension Bridge. Certainly, this is an area that must be included on in any Top of Things To Do in Colombia.

How to get there:

The tour starts in Barichara, so you can check out the transportation schedules to arrive at this area.

Recommendations

The hiking route lasts at least five hours, so be prepared. Wear comfortable clothes, hiking shoes and sticks.

Walking the Circunvalar Garden of the Cerro de Medellin

The plan we propose to you:

We propose you a fabulous walk through the “Path of Life” in the capital of Antioquia. In addition to ecological roads, this path comes with squares, picnic areas and viewpoints for breathtaking panoramic views. If you want to take it easy, we suggest you take the traditional one-hour tour. If you want better views, you can take the two hours tour and reach the top of Pan de Azúcar hill. But, if you are an adventurous traveller, you can take the other 2 hours trail and get to Arví park.

How to get there:

The easiest way is to take bus number 106 get off in El Plan.

Recommendations:

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

The plan we propose to you:

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the world’s most irreplaceable area. This fabulous Reserve boasts a network of ecosystems that shelter countless life forms and it is also home to a large number of indigenous communities. This imposing mountain features a fabulous location in the north of Colombia. In addition, very close to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta you will find one of the most popular parks of Colombia, The National Park of Tayrona. This park features beautiful beaches as well as a large array of outdoor activities.

Recommendations

To avoid risks, you should get vaccinated against dengue fever and yellow fever.

Camping in the peaks of the white Ritacuba, (Boyacá)

 

The plan we propose to you:

The idea is to walk to the top of Ritacuba Blanco, one of the highest peaks in Colombia, which is 5300 meters above sea level. There you have to pass the night and admire the spectacular landscapes offered by the dawn.

Recommendations:

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also, depending on the season you should also bring a coat.

Playing a football game in Santa Cruz del Islote

The plan we propose to you:

Santa Cruz del Islote is the most densely populated island on earth. In Santa Cruz del Islote there are 1274 inhabitants, 97 houses and features a large number of mini football fields. If you have the opportunity to visit this tiny piece of Colombia, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a nice football game at any of its numerous mini fields.

How to get there

From Cartagena you must take a bus to San Onofre, once there you must take a taxi to the coastal town of Rincón del Mar. From Rincón del Mar you must go aboard a boat and reach Santa Cruz del Islote.

Recommendation:

Don’t forget to bring sun lotion and to carry money. If you love seafood, the local lobster is to die for and the best part is its price.

Here our list of the Top 6 Things To Do in Colombia: The Lesser-known attractions to explore. Have you ever been to Colombia? Would you like to add other attractions to this top? Comment.

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