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.
This virtually unknown hike is an unforgettable alternative route to Medellín's top tourist attractions, Parque Arví and the Metrocable. It offers the best views of the city from Cerro Pan de Azucar, a glimpse at Medellin's rural roots, and great food to reward you at the end.
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.
I'm on a hunt for the best menu del dia in Medellin. Menu del dias are affordable lunch menus including soup, a main course, a drink, and sometimes a dessert. Vegetarian, vegan, typical Colombian, and international, I'm trying as many as I can. Here's what I've found so far, with ratings and photos.
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.
The short-but intense Cerro de las Tres Cruces hike is a must-do for any fitness-minded person in Medellin. With great views, interesting people watching, convenient juice and fruit vendors, and an awesome mountaintop outdoor gym, the only wonder is why more foreigners don't join the legions of Paisas who do it.