The elegant colonial city of Cartagena de Indias is widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes famously described the city of Cartagena as the “most beautiful city in the Caribbean.”
Cartagena is divided between a beautiful, colonial Old Town section and the more modern New Town, pictured below.
This stunning photograph shows a replica of a 17th-century ship in Cartagena’s dock.
La Merced Lighthouse in Cartagena is one of the city’s other famous landmarks.
Isla del Sol is an island that forms part of the Rosario Islands archipelago.
The Eco-Hotel Isla del Sol is a popular getaway spot on the Rosario Islands.
Tayrona National Park is a large protected region known for its biodiversity.
Tayrona National Park is blessed with deep turquoise waters and a wealth of diverse and fascinating marine life.
Santa Marta is the oldest surviving city in Colombia.
Cabo de la Vela is a headland on the Guajira Peninsula that has become a popular ecotourism destination.
Desert sands cover most most of La Guajira Peninsula.
Minca is a tranquil village situated in the mountains behind Santa Marta.
La Ciudad Perdida, or Lost City, is an ancient archaeological site in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range.
The Kogi are an indigenous tribe that live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.