Colombia’s tourism is picking up, with more and more travelers realizing that country’s past reputation for drugs and crime is far from the realities on the ground. And the perpetually welcoming will make you feel this way as well. Go there now, and you’ll in an instant discover what the buzz is all about.
Enjoy a slice of paradise on majestically white beaches lapped by the Caribbean Sea, trek to the Lost City’s jungle-strewn ruins, explore its verdant coffee growing region and head to cities like the enchanting Cartagena or the innovating and bustling Medellin.
Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world, with its rich cultural heritage reflecting influences by indigenous peoples, European settlement, forced African migration, immigration from Europe and the Middle East. Urban centers are mostly located in the highlands of the Andes mountains and the Caribbean coast.
Colombia is among the world’s 17 megadiverse countries, and the most densely biodiverse per square kilometer; its territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, tropical grassland, and coastlines along both the Caribbean and Pacific.
Colombia is a middle power and regional actor in Latin America. It is part of the CIVETS group of six leading emerging markets and a member of the UN, the WTO, the OAS, the Pacific Alliance, and other international organizations. Colombia’s diversified economy is the fourth largest in Latin America, with macroeconomic stability and favorable long-term growth prospects.