An Inside Look: Why Colombia is the Ideal Location for a Trip of a Lifetime

While it may not be the first country to come to mind when one thinks of South America, Colombia is one of the greatest travel destinations in the world. Moreover, when one thinks of Colombia, the first thing to come to mind is often how it has been portrayed in popular culture. In truth, it is its spectacular nature that should instantaneously jump to the forefront of your mind. Its people are warm, proud, generous and incredibly fun. And finally, food is as intertwined with its culture as any country could possibly be. Colombia is home to a vibrant mix of Spanish, European, Afro-Caribbean and Indigenous people. Its history of civil unrest has left large parts of its landscape relatively unknown, some of which are the most beautiful on earth. All of this has inspired us to put together an article on why Colombia is the ideal location for the trip of a lifetime. So, without further ado, let’s get started…

Modern Approach Approach

Before getting into the details of what to do, let’s first establish how a trip around Colombia is now easier than ever before. The digital age requires that you are able to have access to the internet while travelling. Whether it is to keep in touch with friends and family, keep up to date with work on the go, or to simply navigate and discover all of the local possibilities, the internet is crucial.

Thanks to Holafly’s purpose designed eSIM for Colombia, there is no need to concern yourself with difficulties roaming the internet as you travel around Colombia. With an eSIM, you can guarantee a high speed and stable connection in every corner of the country. It is incredibly simple to set up as it is activated through a QR code that is sent directly to your email. The Colombia eSIM uses Colombia Mobil S.A., one of the best eSIM providers in the country. Furthermore, Holafly offers 24/7 customer support so you can rest assured that you will quickly be able to get the answer to any query you may have.


Colombia’s Pacific coast is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas in the world. There are a number of eco-friendly lodges situated in Nuquí and El Valle that will allow you to experience the lowland forests and breathtaking waterfalls first-hand. You can easily sign-up for a guided tour and make your way across the black-sanded beaches home to a variety of sea turtles. Moreover, you may very well spot a humpback whale in the sea while listening to the sound of thousands of exotic birds in the nearby forests.

In addition to the Pacific coast, the country’s southern point is home to what is regularly referred to as Colombia’s Amazon. A tour of the border town of Leticia, including a trip upriver to try and spot the now endangered pink Amazon River dolphins and/or a jaguar or two, is highly recommended. Simply put, Colombia has some of the most staggering nature on planet earth, and it is only a matter of time before the rest of us wake up and realise. 


Colombia really knows the importance of food, and this is reflected both in terms of its quality and in terms of its role in society. Food festivals are a common occurrence in Colombia and are combined with music and dance as a means to celebrate life in a public space.

Grab yourself some corn and cheese arepas, treat yourself to steamed dough-and-meat tamales, or take some time for a moment of indulgence in the form of a jam covered wafer referred to as an “oblea”. Food is a way of life, and the dinner table is the church for both families and groups of friends up and down the country. If you are able to make the trip, dine local and discover an entrance to local culture via your tastebuds.

The People

And last but not least, the people. Colombians are an incredibly proud breed of people and their warm welcome will be felt instantaneously upon arrival. If you embrace the local side of Colombia, you will be invited to their hidden landscapes, served their local dishes and be shown how to lose yourself in their local culture and music.

So, the next time you find yourself in need of the adventure of a lifetime, look no further than the wonder that is Colombia. 

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