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“Colombia and its Exuberant Majesty”

 

Colombia is a modern state, with a tourist infrastructure that takes advantage of its natural resources and human capital to enchant time and again to the thousands of tourists who visit this country year by year.

Due to its privileged location in the north of the continent, it gathers in its natural regions all the environments in the tropics: glaciers, beaches, plains, mountains, jungles and deserts. It is thus among such a variety it is difficult to recommend any exclusively, even more accompanied by its famous and exclusive coffee.

In this way, and hoping not to annoy anyone, we have selected two destinations within this joyful nation, the historic Cartagena de Indias with its walled city, and the unparalleled charm of the Island of San Andres.
San Andres and its sea of 7 colors.

Already taking the flight to this beautiful island in the shape of seahorse everyone tells you of its sea of 7 colors, its places of dreams and the pleasantness of its people.

As the time comes to land and looking through one of those small windows of the plane you can clearly see that it is not any place, more so when at first sight are exposed colors from the darkest green to the most illuminated turquoise .

“Welcome to San Andres,” says the driver, welcoming us immediately, mentioning that if we thought we knew Colombia and its traditions we were wrong, “San Andres is the closest thing to Jamaica but in Spanish,” says the islander as he dodged a tangled tangle of motorcycles , type of transport that abounds more in San Andres.

There is no better way to get around than to go around the island. With an approximate extension of 30 km. The best way to know San Andres is to surround the island, and what better if it is in a picturesque Chiba or tourist train, beautiful and ultra decorator bus that you will not forget by the little comfortable of its seats and by the moved from the trip.

Among the many destinations available on the Island can be mentioned all those related to the island culture mixed with the adventures of privateers and pirates, all surrounded by a sticky and relaxing Reggae music. This is how you can visit the Cave of Morgan, a cave excavated in the coral and surrounded by a museum and different objects with legends with a certain halo to “Pirates of the Caribbean”

It is also not impossible to swim with multi-colored fish in the “Picinita”, small lake sheltered between rocks where even one can feed the fish by buying one of the many sellers a piece of bread. It is also necessary to visit the paradisiac beaches of Sound Bay and San Luis, which forms part of the root heart of the island, and which are surrounded by traditional houses, neighborhoods, small shops and restaurants where to taste and feel the most authentic of the traditions and customs of the natives.

It is these and many other reasons that make this special island a place for relaxation, adventure, history and, if not, the characteristic bohemian Caribbean.

History and charm in Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena de Indias is a city full of history between its streets and inhabitants, founded in 1533 by the Spanish Don Pedro de Heredia, was considered the most important port of America, this given its excellent location that was even used as a military fort, which turned it into a haven of treasures and riches from the Spanish crown. In order to defend it from the successive attacks of pirates a majestic wall of walls and fortifications was constructed that today is the reflection of the history of a colonial town.

This is a beautiful city full of history, warm climate, good gastronomy, many islands and beaches, which makes touring its streets an exceptional experience since in them one can observe those constructions full of history and feel the warm and calm breeze from its narrow streets, parks and squares.

Among its attractions can be mentioned various tourist routes as the route of museums, which offers history, culture and entertainment in its thematic museums where you can find unique pre-Columbian pieces, goldsmiths, art and convents. Another recommended route is ecotourism, which offers the opportunity to visit nature reserves such as mangroves, beaches, botanical gardens, oceanarium, mud volcano, among other attractions.

This city declared a World Heritage Site has these and many other charms that make it a perfect place for both the family and those who want to make their holidays a pleasant, cultural and unforgettable experience.