Here is our evolving tips list for earthlings traveling through Colombia˙ If you have something interesting to add to the list, post them in the comments˙ We’ll post the ones that are too true not to post and the ones that make us giggle a little˙
1˙ Colombia is not as dangerous as your “news” stations claim˙
2˙ Colombians are some of the most generous people we’ve met˙
3˙ But watch out for “tourists traps”˙ Taxi drivers & beach vendors will try to squeeze you for every Colombian peso˙
4˙ Money: $1 US Dollar/$1 Euro ≈ $2,897 Colombian Peso˙
5˙ Eat the coconut rice˙ It’s delicious!
Go fishing in Taganga with a local fisherman,
then enjoy the lunch you caught overlooking the Caribbean sea˙
7˙ Did you now that there is a Caribbean side to Colombia!
8˙ It’s #@!&% hot in Santa Marta/Taganga˙ Find a place with AC and go to the beaches.. often!
9˙ Go fishing in Taganga with a local fisherman, then enjoy the lunch you caught overlooking the Caribbean sea˙
10˙ Sleep underneath the Moon & Stars in Tayrona Park… in a hammock!
11˙ Drink Chicha! A traditional Colombian drink made with fermented maize, yuca, quinoa, pineapple & potatoes˙ Be careful, it’s stronger than you think!
12˙ Take a carriage ride through The Walled City in Cartagena de Indias and go back in time˙
13˙ Take a walk through the Candelaria, the old neighborhood of the capital city and try Ajiaco˙ A rich chicken soup, with 3 different types of potato, avocado, corn, capers and topped with sour cream˙ (you made need to walk this off)
Sleep underneath the Moon & Stars in Tayrona Park… in a hammock!
15˙ There are dinosaurs in Colombia! Visit ‘El Fosil’ and see 1 of the 3 known, near complete Kronosaurus fossils on Earth˙
16˙ Then stroll through the 443yr old colonial town of Villa de Leyva˙
17˙ Don’t leave Colombia without going to San Andres˙ This place has some of the most beautiful waters on this Planet˙ Known as the Sea of 7 Colors˙
18˙ Snorkel Johnny Cay and the Aquarium and get up close with some beautiful species of fish & coral˙
19˙ San Andres is actually closer to Nicaragua than Colombia˙
20˙ Colombia borders 5 countries: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela˙
In San Andres you can watch a cock fight and bet on a chicken, while eating chicken
21˙ Colombia is the 2nd most biodiverse country in the world˙ It’s actually classified as a “megadiverse” country˙
22˙ The indigenous peoples of Colombia are: the Muisca, the Quimbaya & the Tayrona tribes˙
23˙ If you’re into birds, Colombia has the largest diversity of birds in the world; around 1,879 different species!
24˙ Cuidad Perdida, Colombia’s Lost City is 650 years older than Machu Picchu˙
25˙ In San Andres you can watch a cock fight and bet on a chicken, while eating chicken˙
26˙ Enjoy Taco Tuesdays in the former mansion of a corrupt politician˙
27˙ By the way, Colombians LOVE music˙ And, they like it LOUD!