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The most beautiful landscapes of Colombia

AUTHOR: Travelgrafía

Colombia is much more than you think, it is a country of contrasts, colors and corners, for this we want to present you a sample of the most unexplored and spectacular landscapes of Colombia.

Te prometemos que cuando termines de ver estos paisajes de Colombia, departamento por departamento, estarás a nada de armar tu maleta de viaje y salir a descubrir lo inexplorado.

1. AMAZONAS, PUERTO NARIÑO

Sunset on the Amazon River
Photo: Nathan Rodgers

We are sure that you do not know that Amazonas only has 2 municipalities, Leticia and Puerto Nariño, in the latter is where the pink dolphins are born.

To get to Puerto Nariño it is necessary to throw a boat from Leticia, a two-hour walk along the Amazon River, a total adventure.

2. ANTIOQUIA, JARDÍN

Mountains of Jardín Antioquia
Photo: Pedro Szekely

Have you seen a town as beautiful as Garden? From your arrival you will find a beautiful and flowered plaza, and colorful chairs for you to take a delicious Colombian coffee.

We recommend climbing to Cerro de Cristo Rey because the view is a chimba, beautiful landscapes of Colombia everywhere!

3. ARAUCA, EL COCUY NATURAL NATIONAL PARK

El Cocuy National Natural Park
Photo: Mark Horrell

It is not Europe, it is Arauca and Boyacá, and it is worth taking advantage of that since 2017 they opened El Cocuy again, that is if you have to have a very good physical condition to climb one of the many peaks of the Sierra.

Always remember to travel with a guide and respect the rules of the park.

4. ATLÁNTICO, PUERTO COLOMBIA

Sunset in Puerto Colombia
Photo: Dimas Bernal

Puerto Colombia was the main maritime terminal of Colombia because it was connected to the railroad tracks.

5. BOLÍVAR, ARCHIPIELAGO SAN BERNARDO

Archipelago of San Bernardo
Photo: kkateryanll

A house on the water? this can only happen in Colombia. If you thought that going to San Andres you knew the flavor of the Colombian Caribbean, you are very wrong you have to explore the entire Archipelago and stay in Mucura.

6. BOYACÁ, PÁRAMO DE OCETÁ

Ocetá Moor
Photo: Alvaromazuaga

Everyone says that the Páramo de Ocetá is the most beautiful in the world and they know what, they are right. Between frailejones and waterfalls, you will have the sensation of being immersed in another world, in short, one of the best landscapes in Colombia.

Look here how to get to the Paraíso de Ocetá and also know Monguí.

7. CALDAS, SAN FELIX

Wax palms
Photo: Anghelo Bernal

45 minutes from Salamina, is San Felix, another place where you can see the beautiful landscapes of giant wax palms, so you can see that El Valle del Cocora is not your only alternative.

8. CAQUETÁ, SERRANÍA DE CHIRIBIQUETE

Chiribiquete
Photo: Gonzalo Sánchez

Over the dense Amazon rainforest you get some Tepuyes, but what are the Tepuyes? These rock formations are more than 1,000 meters high.

Unfortunately this area is little explored and the access roads are limited so it is not advisable to throw yourself to adventure alone. If you want to see Chiribiquete, you must do it from a helicopter.

9. CASANARE, PORE

Eastern plains
Photo: Luis Pérez

For 48 hours it was the capital of New Granada, it keeps the history of that liberating feat. But despite its historical importance it has remained unexplored and its cobbled streets have been filled with ruins of a prodigious past.

If you want to live a llanera adventure, the Casanare is a very good start.

10. CAUCA, ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK TIERRADENTRO

Interior of Tierradentro caves
Photo: Banco de la República de Colombia

Literally this landscape of Colombia is inland, during this trip you will walk to the center of the earth, in search of a lost civilization of which you do not know much, only that they created these burial chambers and you know who or who they buried there.

11. CESAR, BADILLO RIVER

Stones of the Badilo River
Photo: Luis Alveart

Do you like vallenato music? but of the old vallenato … then you should know that this river has been a source of inspiration for many minstrels vallenatos.

In the Badillo river natural pools are formed, surrounded by beautiful rocks and we suppose that many composers found their inspiration by sticking a little bath in them.

12. CHOCÓ, ARUSÍ

Beach of Chocó
Photo: Sergejf

At this point of the Chocó the tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean meet face to face and offer their visitors the opportunity to connect with the unspoilt nature.

Arusí, Bahia Solano and Nuquí are one of the many destinations Chocó has to enjoy the migration of humpback whales and turtles.

13. CÓRDOBA, AYAPEL SWAMP

Ayapel swamp
Photo: Andre Agudelo

This giant water mirror is part of a large complex of swamps and wetlands, plays a very important role for the Caribbean region and Colombia, it is a natural filter of the waters that flow into it.

14. CUNDINAMARCA, SIECHA LAGOON

Siecha lagoon
Photo: AlCortés

Legend has it that the Muiscas considered the Siecha lagoon as a sacred temple, traced in it imaginary lines that delimited the peoples of the Cundiboyacense highlands.

Nowadays the catholic temples of these towns are located in the exact place where they venerated the pacha mama and the nature.

15. GUAINÍA, MAVECURE HILLS

Hills of Mavecure landscapes of Colombia
Photo: Botehetnicos

Monkey, Pajarito, Diablo and Mavecure are the names of these beautiful mountains. Reaching them is a journey that is worthwhile and starts from Inírida.

You should know that the only one you can climb is the Mavecure and you must do it with a guide to avoid getting lost.

16. GUAVIARE, LINDOSA SERRANIA

Pictograms of Cerro Azul
Photo: Luis Alveart

Ciudad de Piedra and Cerro Azul are the most emblematic sites in the Serranía de La Lindosa, located south of San José del Guaviare.

In Cerro Azul are these pictograms (paintings on stone) that were elaborated by indigenous tribes more than a thousand years ago.

17. HUILA, SAN AGUSTÍN

Magdalena River in San Agustín
Photo: Alexander Schimmeck

There are two things you do not know about the Magdalena River: 1) the river does not owe its name to the Magdalena department, but to the Magdalena lagoon located in Huila and 2) we always imagine the wide and flowing river, but for San Agustín it is its narrowest stretch of 2.20 meters.

18. LA GUAJIRA, MACUIRA NATURAL PARK

Alta Guajira
Photo: Carlinhosfvb

Magical realism, nothing more to say.

19. MAGDALENA, TAYRONA NATURAL NATIONAL PARK

Tayrona park
Photo: Alexander Schimmeck

Enter the Tayrona by the Calabazo is a good alternative for those who have a day to discover its beautiful beaches. You will have to jump over giant rocks and be careful, do not trust yourself when you see the foreigners jumping around like they were Mario Bros.

Here you can consult a practical guide to plan your trip to Tayrona, visit it all and do not fail in the attempt.

20. META, CAÑO CRISTALES

Caño Cristales
Photo: Mario Carvajal

The visit to Caños Cristales starts at the Guayabero, being there is like entering a new world, where the Serrania de la Macarena is the center of everything and as the center of everything is the meeting point of the Amazon, the Orinoquia and the Andes.

21. NARIÑO, LAGUNA VERDE AZUFRAL VOLCANO

Laguna verde Nariño
Photo: David Alejandro Cabrera

The lagoon takes its greenish color from the great sulfur mines that lie at its depth, its water is lukewarm at times almost boiling. From the top of the volcano you can see the colorful landscape of Nariño.

22. NORTE DE SANTANDER, LOS ESTORAQUES UNIQUE NATURAL AREA

Estoraques
Photo: Alejandra Garcia

In the municipality of La Playa Belén you can find the Estoraques, giant formations carved out of water and sun, literally, its desert landscape is charming, intriguing and seems to hide a great secret ready to reveal itself to travelers who sneak around.

23. PUTUMAYO, WATERFALL END OF THE WORLD

Cascada fin del mundo
Photo: Vincent Groennou

Do not! The End of the World is not a post apocalyptic scenario, it is an unexplored waterfall that is hidden between the mountains that separate Mocoa from Villagarzon. Peek from its top reminds you how fragile life is and that we are part of something bigger.

24. QUINDIO, COCORA VALLEY

Valle del Cocora
Photo: Mauricio Amaya López

The fog forest of the Cocora Valley acts like a sponge, in summer it releases water and in winter it retains it, do you see the importance of wax palms?

25. RISARALDA, THERMAL OF SANTA ROSA

Thermal of Santa Rosa
Photo: Martin Vasquez Photography

These thermal pools in the middle of the coffee mountains are perfect to submerge in its hot waters, but yes the waterfall you see in the picture is another story, its water is cold.

26. SAN ANDRÉS AND PROVIDENCIA, PROVIDENCIA

Providencia island
Photo: Mario Carvajal

Are you looking to run away from your boss? of your children for a little while? of responsibilities? yes he said yes sir… we tell you that Providencia will relax you a lot.

In Providencia you will not find 5 star hotels or nightclubs, just inns of locals and that is precisely their attraction, to clear up and contemplate life as a gift.

27. SANTANDER, LAS GACHAS RAVINE

Las Gachas Canyon
Photo: Andrés Arango

This beautiful landscape of Colombia is confirmed by nearly 200 craters that look like natural hot springs formed in stone, bathed by a river of reddish tones.

Las Gachas Ravine has been the boom of national and international travelers, and this is fine, it is good to enjoy your own, but respecting nature, picking up our garbage, no sea pingo mano!

28. SUCRE, RINCÓN DEL MAR

Muelle San Onofre Sucre Colombia
Photo: Luis Felipe Pérez

Describe your photo.

29. TOLIMA, TOLIMA SNOWY

Tolima Snowy
Photo: Edgar Jiménez

The Tolima snow mountain is part of the Nevados Natural Park, the heart of the coffee region. Beautiful, imposing, anyone would be tempted to climb it, but it is very important to adhere to all the security rules of the park.

30. VALLE DEL CAUCA, NATIONAL PARK NATURAL LAS HERMOSAS

Parque Nacional Natural Las Hermosas
Photo: Kathe Palacio

If you are in Valle del Cauca it is likely that you do not have very present the existence of this Park, it may be because part of this is shared with Tolima.

Arriving at Las Hermosas Natural National Park is easier than you think, you can do it by Bugalagrande or Tuluá.

31. VAUPÉS, JIRIJIRIMO

Jirijirimo
Photo: Ricardo Valbuena

The ravine of the Jirijirimo is synonymous with spectacle, a natural spectacle where the calm waters of the Apaporis River from one moment to another fall precipitously by a rocky waterfall.

32. VICHADA, EL TUPARRO NATURAL NATIONAL PARK

Estatua San Agustín
Photo: Gabriel Eisenband

Those who come to the Vichada fall dazzled by the magic of an unexplored region, almost intact, do not think that the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt at any time called the stream of Maipures the eighth wonder of the world.

So which of these Colombian landscapes did you decide to go to? share the answer with your whoever hits you. Ah a final recommendation, if you go to a Natural Park in Colombia you must be vaccinated against yellow fever.

SOME TRAVEL GUIDES THAT CAN BE OF HELP:

Monguí, Boyacá
Tayrona Park, Magdalena
Cascada Fin del Mundo, Putumayo
Mompox, Bolivar
El Cocuy, Boyacá

 

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