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Feb 16, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

The amazing colors of Barranquilla’s carnival

posted by Joel Duncan

The Colombian Caribbean city of Barranquilla kicked off its annual carnival extravaganza. We could publish an entire story about it, but we won’t because photos are much more fun.

Caribbean

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Barranquilla begins celebrations month before actual carnival

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Barranquilla’s carnival does not start until February 14, but that hasn’t stopped locals from beginning the annual celebration almost a month early with a series of pre-carnival activities.

Caribbean

Santa Marta’s gold museum opens renovated doors
Oct 25, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Santa Marta’s gold museum opens renovated doors

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Tairona gold museum in Santa Marta, home to some of Colombia’s finest pieces of pre-Columbian gold, reopened its doors on Saturday following a two-year renovation.

Caribbean

Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s Parque Tayrona in photos

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Parque Tayrona, a natural park located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the South American country.

Caribbean

5 of Colombia’s best beaches
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

5 of Colombia’s best beaches

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia enjoys some of the best beaches in the world – from blissful islands in the Caribbean to spectacular coastlines where jungle meets stunning sea. Here are five.

Caribbean

Colombia’s San Andres island awarded South America’s leading beach destination
Aug 13, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s San Andres island awarded South America’s leading beach destination

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s little gem in the Caribbean, San Andres Island, has been awarded the title of Leading Beach Destination in South America at the 2014 World Travel Awards, held in Quito, Ecuador. 

Caribbean

One of Colombia’s top beaches exceeds maximum capacity, raises environmental concerns
Jun 23, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

One of Colombia’s top beaches exceeds maximum capacity, raises environmental concerns

posted by Hannah Matthews

Concern over the environmental impact on Colombia’s “Playa Blanca” beach has been highlighted once again as the popular destination reached over 4,500 visitors over the weekend, causing authorities to turn back  Full Article »

Caribbean

Colombia to begin charging visitors to exotic Caribbean beach
Jun 17, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia to begin charging visitors to exotic Caribbean beach

posted by Hannah Matthews

Access to one of the most beautiful beaches near Colombia’s Caribbean city of Cartagena will no longer be free, Colombian newspaper El Universal reported on Tuesday.

Caribbean

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla
Apr 28, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

New website to help tourists visiting Barranquilla

posted by Flora Baker

Foreigners visiting or relocating to Barranquilla, Colombia’s fourth largest city, now have a new website to help them plan their visit and get settled.

Caribbean

Colombia’s Sierra Nevada without snow by 2030: Santos
Apr 4, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s Sierra Nevada without snow by 2030: Santos

posted by Charlane Robinson

Colombia’s treasured snow-capped mountains, particularly those of the Caribbean Sierra Nevada mountain range, are in danger of melting as a result of global warming, said President Juan Manuel Santos on  Full Article »

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