Vespa Guide Colombia used to be feared by tourists because the violent conflicts between the communist guerrilla, the drug lords and the military forces. Visitors always reported it was a beautiful country with friendly and gorgeous looking people but tourists needed to be very cautious. Fortunately violence has decreased in recent years due to the demobilization of the guerrilla and a decline in drug production and trafficking. Colombia is rich in natural resources and is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. You can find there all kind of climates and landscapes; from Caribbean islands and beaches, snow covered mountains, idyllic coffee plantations until the virgin Amazon rain forest. Colombia is celebrated for five things: gold, emeralds, coffee, flowers and beautiful people…we mean hot boys too! It’s difficult to find something you can’t do in that country. Colombians like to eat and drink and dance and watch soccer, often in groups, often in bars and restaurants.
Bogotá, the capital city, situated in the central mountains is a culture-filled gem that presents surprises at every turn. It’s an enormous city divided into 20 districts and six zones, ranging from the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria to the artsy La Macarena, also including the vibrant modern night life with clubs and exquisite international restaurants in the North part of the city.
Cartagena, on the north, facing the Caribbean, is the most popular destination in the republic. Always considered largely safe, Cartagena today is a favorite among nightlife seekers, history buffs and everyone in between.
On the northwest, Medellin, the second largest city in the country is known for its nightlife, wonderful eternal spring weather and gorgeous landscapes.