14 Photos that Prove You Should Go To Colombia Right Now

Colombia is quickly becoming a hot destination. And after a recent trip, it's not hard to see why. It seriously has everything - warmth, beautiful beaches, tons of culture, and the perfect background for some amazing Instagram shots.

Here are 14 photos to prove my point along with some tips that will help get you there.

Why you should head to Colombia asap? Well it's pretty colorful

Colombia is pretty much colorful throughout. The above picture is Bogota, but Cartagena and Santa Marta are just as colorful. 

Read on: Bogota Travel Guide  |  Cartagena Travel Guide  |  Santa Marta Travel Guide

Why you should head to Colombia asap? The people are super friendly.

The people are super friendly and our exchange rate makes it a cheap destination!

Read on: Colombia on a budget

Flights are cheap. Round trip flights are consistently priced around $300-$400. Not to mention the flights are short! You can get from NYC to Bogota in about 5 hours. AKA you can get to warmth pretty quickly!

Why you should head to Colombia asap? The climate is great - especially when you're cold in winter!

Speaking of the climate... you know when it's March and it feels like there is no end in sight to the awful, horrible, winter that won't end. Well that cheap quick flight will get you to a nice tropical climate rather quickly....


With all that warmth you'll want to pack a swimsuit. Colombia has some truly gorgeous beaches!

Read on: Best beaches in Cartagena How to get to the Rosario Islands

Why you should head to Colombia asap?

While you're there though, don't skimp on the food. There is so much cheap ridiculously good food you may gain a couple pounds. But it's ok. It's vacation right?

Read on: Best Restaurants in Cartagena Colombia  |  Foods you must try in Colombia

Why you should head to Colombia asap? Sunsets are amazing

And while you're eating make sure you enjoy one of the gorgeous sunsets. The sky lights up every night as the sun sets behind the water and it's a show you can't miss.

Why you should head to Colombia asap? The old city in Cartagena is beautiful

Cartagena is the best city to visit if you want a taste of the country quickly. 

Read on: Best things to do in Cartagena

You have Bocagrande that is shiny and new (a lot like Miami) but you also have the old city with it's cobblestone streets, eclectic doors, and flowers everywhere!

Best reasons to visit Colombia

And while it does get really hot, it's kind of the perfect excuse to eat ice cream multiple times a day.

Best reasons to visit Colombia

Or just enjoy some street food in the shade!

Read on: Foods you must try in Colombia

Best reasons to visit Colombia because of Minca!

Colombia is not just all cities and beaches though. Make sure you visit Minca (right outside of Santa Marta) to try out the coolest hammock on the planet!

Read on: How to get to Minca's famous Hammock

What vacation isn't complete without some waterfall chasing? This is definitely something I wouldn't want to miss.

Read on: How to visit the best waterfalls in Minca

Best reasons to visit Colombia

Anyway you slice it, Colombia is somewhere you have to see to believe. Seriously, go there now!

Final Thoughts

One last thing... even though researching ahead of time is great, I definitely recommend bringing a guidebook along with you. Here are some books I recommend...

Also, a super common question I get is: what camera do I use for my travels. The body is a Nikon D3300 and this is the wide angle lens I use and love - I am seriously obsessed with it. 

My full guide that includes all the camera gear I take on every trip is here.


And of course, if you have any questions DO NOT hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram, Twitter, or just shoot me an email (tessajuliette@gmail.com). 

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