Chances are you’ve skipped over it on a map countless times. But my Hottest Destination Tip for 2013 is the still relatively undiscovered South American country of Colombia.
Despite its troubled past, Colombia has made huge strides in reviving its tourism industry. Foreign airline passenger arrivals for Colombia vacations have doubled over the last decade reaching more than 2 million last year.
For intrepid travellers, a vacaction in Colombia offers a huge range of activities and landscapes. Its mountains, rivers, jungles and rainforests are a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise, while its city’s colonial architecture and booming coffee industry offer something truly unique for culture vultures. From modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs to Amazon safaris, mountain trekking and whalewatching, there’s more adventure here than you can shake a stick at.
If you’re just as keen to fly and flop, Colombia’s idyllic coastline and islands boast some of the most pristine beaches this exotic continent has to offer. And while in recent years Colombia has received plenty of press for the wrong reasons, the biggest rebel group (FARC) has recently announced an end to kidnappings and a desire to open up discussions aimed at ending the 48-year-old civil conflict.
Two Trips Worth taking a look at…
For more information on where to go and what to do on a Colombia vacation, visit http://www.colombia.travelen/
For more inspiration on a Colombia vacation, go get lost recommends
Lonely Planet Colombia (Country Guide)
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
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