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Colombia's Travel Highlights
Cartagena is Colombia's crown jewel in terms of tourism, and the country's most frequently visited city. Quite possibly the most beautiful city in South America, Cartagena ozzes charm and and is a very romantic destination. The old colonial quarter is full of beautiful plazas, monuments and churches, and there's nearby beautiful beaches such as those at Playa Blanca or the idyllic Rosario Islands. The Rosario Islands are very unspoilt and laid back, and are a great place to combine with a trip to Cartagena.

Colombia's Caribbean coast has a host of wonderful beaches, most of which remain completely undeveloped. To the West, Capurgana and the San Bernardo Islands are rartely visited but offer excellent scuba diving. Further East, the Guarija Peninsula not only has amazingly undeveloped beaches, but also opportunities for flamingo watching and visits to indigenous Wayuu villages.

Colombia's Caribbean Islands remain low key and relatively undeveloped. San Andres is the most popular, and it's ocean is known in Colombia as "the sea of seven turquoises" due to it's amazing colours. A short flight from San Andres is Providencia Island, one of the last remaining Caribbean Islands where you can have an entire beach to yourself.
Colombia also offers great opportunities for wildlife tours.

Leticia is in the far South of Colombia, and gateway to the Amazon region where there various jungle lodges and river cruises available. In addition, the birdwatching is some of the best in the world – Colombia has the highest bird count of any country in the world. There are also great opportunities for scuba diving, the best area being at Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia's archaeological sites and mysterious and awe inspiring. Ciudad Perdida is a "Lost City" in the north of the country, while to the South lie San Agustin, a region of huge pre-Inca statues, and the equally mysterious ancient tombs at Tierradentro

Colombia also offers great opportunities for wildlife tours. Leticia is in the far South of Colombia, and gateway to the Amazon region where there various jungle lodges and river cruises available. In addition, the birdwatching is some of the best in the world – Colombia has the highest bird count of any country in the world. There are also great opportunities for scuba diving, the best area being at Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia has so much to offer potential tourists, and with the increasing security situation, Colombia's tourism industry is just starting to boom. Now is the time to visit.
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Chris writes various South America travel guides including one which offers advice on travel to Colombia and it's highlights.
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