Our Top 5 Must-Do's
SCUBA DIVE IN TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
Tayrona National Park in itself is an absolute beauty. Located near Santa Marta, the surrounding beaches aren’t too impressive, but once you enter the park you’ll never want to leave. It’s also one of the cheapest places to scuba dive in the world with the average PADI Open Water course costing about $150 (amazing value!)
ENTER THE WALLED CITY OF CARTAGENA
Officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enter the historical zone of Cartagena and take yourself back a few hundred years while you enjoy the old architecture and history of the city blended with the modern twist of restaurants and bars. Walk along cobblestoned roads in the tourist center of the city, and be sure to catch sunset from onthe top of the wall!
VISIT GUATAPE & EL PENOL
If you’re looking for one of the best views in the world head over to the colorful colonial town of Guatape. The surrounding areas were flooded, leaving impressive lakes and views of the entire area. Be sure to hike up El Peñol for the world-famous views. Located just an hour from Medellin, this can be done as a day-trip or for some extra peace and quiet you can stay a few nights!
If you happen to be near Cartagena during the new moon, make your way to Isla Baru to see these glowing creatures come to life. The light is activated when agitated, so don’t be afraid to jump in the water! You’ll create beautiful blue trails of every movement you make. A surreal experience for sure!