How To Get The Most Out Of a Vacation To Colombia

With the images of sandy beaches and colonial towns that Colombia conjures in the mind, it is easy to see why it is becoming such a popular vacation destination. Of course, some folks still worry that it is not as safe as another choice. However, by sticking to the guidance below, you can safely get the most out of a vacation to this fantastic South American Country. Read on to find out more.

Do plan your trip carefully before you leave.

Just like many other South American countries such as Brazil and Peru, there are places in Colombia where it is not wise for tourists to travel to. Happily, with a little reach before your trip, you can identify these easily and book your vacation well clear of them, in many of the other fantastic locations on offer.

Once you have decided on a location, you will want to plan the sites you will visit. In fact, folks staying close to Rodadero will likely want to devote some vacation time to visit the spectacular Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. A place where coastal lagoons and palm-lined beaches are home to a myriad of flora and fauna. While those choosing the resort of Playa Spratt Bight will want to make time to experience the delights of San André's - first hand.



Don't make yourself a target. 

Safety can be an issue in some of the larger cities in Colombia like Bogata and Cartagena.



Of course, there is much you can do to minimize any risk, such as not going out alone at night. Also, in particular, be sure not to make yourself more of a target. Try not to look like the quintessential tourist with maps and cameras dangling about your person.  It's a good idea.

Additionally, keep your valuables and cash in a hidden money belt, as there are many pickpockets active in these areas.

Do consider an organized tour.

You can also get the most from any vacations in Colombia by booking yourself a space on an organized tour. This will allow you to get the benefit of being guided around the best sites by experts.

Such tours will also enable you to travel around the country rather than staying in just a single place. Something that can really help quench that wanderlust, and allow you to fit the most in during your vacation.

Don't forget to get your jabs before you leave. 

Lastly, when it comes to getting the most out of your vacation to Colombia, do not forget to get the appropriate immunizations before you leave. After all, you won't get to see much at all if you are stuck in your hotel room sick.


You'll be pleased to note that you can drink the water straight from the tap though. Although many vacationers do take diarrhea medicine with them, just in case the food is a little spicier than they expected!

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