Colombia’s Tourism Superintendent suspends popular travel agency site over misleading ads

Colombia’s Superintendent for Tourism and Industry (SIC) suspended the national registration of a popular Argentinian travel agency over misleading ads and insufficient price information. Despegar.com now faces a 10-day suspension on any commercial activities or...

Why Air Travel in Latin America is So Expensive

TODAY COLOMBIA - Insufficient development of low-cost airlines is the main reason why international travel within Latin America is so much more expensive than doing so in Europe and Asia. A report published by The...

Why Medellin, Colombia is a Great Retirement Spot

"This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That will save you a lot of time,” our new friend remarked. “This is the place to be in this...

Colombia, a hotbed for tourism

COLOMBIA TRAVEL - Colombia used to be singled out by travelers as a nonviable travel destination in South America. Its drug and violence-laden past of yesteryear remains vividly seared in the memories of Colombians...

Foreigners Are Finally Realizing That Colombia Is A Great Place To Visit

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Cali gets ready for Greenland Festival

The Colombian city of Cali gets ready for fantastic lights and magnificent music during next month's Greenland Festival. The event, which mixes reggae and hiphop music with phenomenal light and firework displays, aims to unite...

Bogota’s Summer Festival to kick off

From Colombia Reports The 16th Summer Festival - a spectacle of concerts, kite shows, urban salsa bands, monster truck madness, Bogota's anniversary celebrations and a grand pyrotechnic final - will open Saturday in Colombia's capital. The...

On the Radar: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena has been a popular Caribbean cruise port for years, but it is becoming a destination in its own right—and a perfect place to get a taste of Colombia in one stop. History comes...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be celebrating with parades during the day and fireworks at night. And given that the 8th is...

Medellin’s Parque de los Deseos

Any tour of Colombia’s second city Medellin should include a visit to the charismatic Parque de los Deseos, or Park of Desires. Located at the feet of the Universidad metro station in Medellin’s northern zone,...

4000 hotels under construction in Colombia

Colombia's hotel federation said Sunday that 4,000 hotels are under construction in many areas of the country. At a meeting in Manizales attended by delegates of the National Government, the president of hotel federation Cotelco,...

Medellin named among top 3 most innovative cities in the world

  Colombia's second city Medellin was ranked as one of the top three most innovative cities in the world, and is in the running for the number one spot along with Tel Aviv and New...

Cali teen pregnancy drops 31% since 2005: Govt

Health authorities in Colombia’s third largest city are welcoming figures that show a marked drop in the rate of teen pregnancy in the last 8 years. The post Cali teen pregnancy drops 31% since 2005:...

Ex-paramilitary leader ‘Don Berna’ charged with a further 20 crimes

Former paramilitary leader “Don Berna” has been charged with an additional 20 crimes by a Medellin court chamber in charge of investigating crimes committed by the now-demobilized AUC. Diego Fernando Murillo, alias “Don Berna,” was...

Colombia’s Coffee Triangle Has A Lush Appeal

It's safe to say that Colombia is well and truly back on the map as one of Latin America's most distinct and wonderfully characteristic destinations. From the worn romance of Cartagena to its Caribbean archipelagos...

Suspect in murder of Colombia journalist released on grounds of self-defense

The sole suspect in the murder of a well-known journalist was released on Monday, after a judge decided that he had acted in self-defense. Steven Ayala Murillo was acquitted for the murder of Luis Eduardo Cardoza after investigations revealed that both...

Medellin website releases app for visitors

Medellin Living has released a free iPhone app for visitors to Colombia’s second largest city, the travel and expat website announced on Tuesday. The free app, approved for release by Apple on Monday, allows visitors and residents...

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