Consider this list of traditional Colombian drinks, both alcoholic and not, to be a thirst and curiousity inpiring pre-trip intro Spanish vocab lesson.
Instead of flying, consider taking the Bogota to Medellin bus and stopping over in Honda, Tolima, one of Colombia's 17 Heritage Towns.
I was 75% wrong when I assumed Bogota was too cold, busy, boring, and dangerous. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. Here's how avoid the same mistaken assumption and answer, "Is Bogota worth visiting?" for yourself.
Is there really a best aguardiente, Colombia's national firewater? Or is it all equally good (or horrible). We did a blind taste test to find out.
Don't make the same mistakes we did. Follow these instructions, including tips we learned the hard way because nobody else mentions them online, to extend your Colombia tourist visa online or at the Medellin immigration office with ease.
What's the difference between all these Colombian cheeses like cuajada, quesito, and campesino? To find the answers, we bought them 18 different types. Then a dozen of us sacrificed our stomachs to blind taste test them. Here's what we discovered are the best Colombian cheeses.
There's a different way to do the Cascada El Tigre tour than how everyone tries to sell it to you. It involves five waterfalls, three beaches, a cave, an awesome meal, and a self-guided hike. It was the highlight of our trip to El Valle, Chocó, Colombia. Here's how to do it.
Since no roads connect it to the rest of the country, Colombia's Pacific Coast is literally off the beaten path. Be prepared. Here are 15 things you should be aware of, including how worried you should be about bugs and rain, what tour not to miss, and how not to miss your flight home.
To get the most of all the things to do in Bahía Solano on Colombia's Pacific Coast, you need to pick the right place to stay. This guide has the pros and cons of all the options: remote beaches like Playa Mecana and Playa Cuevita, popular spots like El Valle and Playe El Almejal, or places in between like Playa Huina.
From waterfalls, to turtles, to beaches, to drinks, here's an extensive guide of things to do in El Valle (plus a map!), a small town in the Chocó department of Colombia's Pacific Coast that is so under-covered by tour guides and blogs that even Google Maps doesn't show its streets.