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Colombia: South America's best-kept secret

Travel to Colombia where there is land of incredible beauty, excitement, charm and diversity waiting to be discovered. The country borders the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is located on the North-Western corner of South America. Its territory is the fourth largest in the continent with an area of 1.141.748 km2 (709,450 mi2) rich in diversity from its people, cultures, regions and flora and fauna.

Colombia is distributed into five main natural regions that present its own unique characteristics. These regions are exemplified by its palm-fringed beaches lapping up the warm Caribbean Sea, its fertile green highlands of the Andes region where the famous smooth aromatic coffee is harvested under the rolling foothills of the mountains.  Go west to the rugged yet tranquil coastline of the Pacific Ocean or South East to glide on vast and silent rivers of the lush and tropical rainforest of Amazonia.

With all this to offer and the assurance that Colombia is safer than ever, with the civil conflict all but eradicated, and blissfully un-crowded, it is a dream for discerning travellers who yearn to discover one of South America's best kept secrets. Let us highlight the magnificence of a country waiting to be explored. From the vibrant and cosmopolitan cities of Bogotá and Medellin; the wonder and beauty of colonial Cartagena on the coast of the Caribbean, a UNESCO World Heritage site; to the hotbed of Colombian salsa in Cali, this is only just a flavour and experience that this captivating country and its friendly and proud people have to offer.

Colombia's Information

Colombia is the only country in the region with coasts on both the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean, with a continental area of 1.141.748 km2 (440 829 square miles) and 928.660 km2 (358 555 square miles) of maritime dominions.

Colombia is located in the northwestern region of South America bordering to the east with Venezuela and Brazil; to the south with Ecuador and Peru; to the North with the Atlantic Ocean, through the Caribbean Sea; and to the west with Panama and the Pacific Ocean. This amazing country is the 26th largest nation in the world and the fourth largest country in South America after Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.

Population

It is estimated that Colombia has 45.446.247 people; 60% Mestizo, 20% of European descent, 5% Afro-Colombian, 14% mixed African and Indian blood and 1% pure Indian.

 

Colombia Trip Planner (Last Update:3/28/2011)

 
 
 

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