Colombia’s population is very diverse: from the indigenous tribes (los indígenas) that still live mainly in the relatively isolated areas of the country, to the middle and upper class in large cities such as Bogotá, Medellín and Cali. And everything in between. All very different people, but what they have in common is their hospitality, warmth and friendliness.
Colombians are genuinely interested in foreigners. So do not be surprised if you are invited to their home!
According to the United Nations Environment Program and other organizations, Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. From the pink dolphins in the Amazon river to the jaguars in Parque Nacional Chiribiquete. And from the colorful frogs at Capurganá to the majestic condor in the Andes: Colombia is a true paradise for nature lovers.
Colombia’s Andes mountain range, Tatacoa desert, Amazon jungle, tropical islands and much more are ideal for all kinds of sports, wellness and other outdoor activities: snorkeling and diving at the beautiful coasts, paragliding in San Gil, hiking and mountain climbing in El Cocuy or enjoy a soothing mud bath in Arboletes.
Because peace has been signed between the government and groups that gave Colombia a bad name, the country has developed strongly over the past few years and it has become much safer. Former Colombian President Santos has even received the Nobel Peace Prize for this. Because of these developments, foreign tourists can now also visit the more remote and truly authentic parts of the country.
Except for the visitor, this development is also an opportunity for the local residents as they have extra opportunities to make a living, for example by organizing excursions for you or by preparing one of the local delicacies for you.