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Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?

is it safe to travel to Colomba
Is it safe to travel to Colombia  I hear you ask ? Is it as colourful and friendly as their supporters in the 2018 World Cup in Russia ?

Well the good news is that the in 2010 the French government declared area of Colombia safe to travel including : Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Bogota, Tunja, Bucaramanga, as well as the Zona Cafetero departments of Quindio, Risaralda and Caldas to Cartagena and San Andres .However  the south-western and north-eastern parts of the country which border with Ecuador and Venezuela are dangerous, and most foreign governments recommend avoiding these regions.

Why should I travel to Colombia ?

Undiscovered by international tourists for decades , Colombia used to have a reputation for drug gangs , murder and kidnapping which isn’tt usually top of the list when looking for a holiday destination.

But Colombia has recently begun to gain the reputation it deserves as a fresh and exciting holiday destination. Filled with enchanting cities , stunning beaches  and of course delicious coffee , a holiday to Colombia is perfect for adventurous and discerning travellers alike.

Colombia Highlights 

Bogota

Colombia’s revitalised high-altitude capital  and a buzzing metropolis consisting of a potpourri of old and new architecture , districts and customs. You can visit up to 50 museums and experience international quality fine dining and nightlife.

Cartagena

A World heritage site with an 11 km wall that surrounds the old town. Cartagena is the jewel in Colombia’s golden crown and one of the most enchanting cities in the Americas.

Coffee Region

Recently made a UNESCO World Heritage Site , the coffee triangle is hidden away by the rolling hills of Colombia. It is a lush green landscape dotted with coffee plantations and spectacular flora and fauna.

Rosario Islands

A group of 40 islands off the cost of Cartagena with a wonderfully intact ecosystem. The archipelago was declared a national park in 1977 and covered by crystal clear waters and soft sand beaches. For fans of marine life the pristine coral reefs are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Tayrona National Park

Just 20 miles from Santa Maria Tayrona National park is a large area of stunning beaches , jungle , wildlife , mountains and ocean. Once inside you can explore on foot , by bike or on horseback. You can follow many miles of jungle trails and hopefully see inquisitive monkeys on your way.

So I hope this has helped answer your question about is it safe to travel to Colombia and if you need any more help or persuasion please call Dave Pope on 07786623304 or email escape@popeandsons.co.uk

*Take a look at our 10 day organised tour of Colombia to get an idea of where to go and what to see