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Best Places In Colombia To Visit For Winter Vacation

Colombia has everything from enthralling cities, breathtaking national parks, and idyllic beaches to beautiful winters. Colombia has become an attractive tourist place in South America. 

Colombia is beautiful in winter and is best visited between December and February. This is one of the driest times of the year, if not the driest in some areas, particularly along the Caribbean coast. Because of the sunnier skies and the ability to spend more time outside, such as hiking in one of the city's surrounding national parks, Bogota is especially pleasant this time of year. Christmas and New Year's Eve crowd popular destinations such as Cartagena, so book early for the best boutique hotels.

 

The Winter Climate in Colombia

 

From December to February, Colombia has a dry spell across the country. Temperatures are consistent with the rest of the year. The dry weather is most noticeable along the Caribbean Coast and the Andes, making this an excellent time for trekking. Because the Amazon is fed by rain from countries to the south, particularly Peru, this is a high water season.

 

1. Cartagena

 

 

Cartagena, with its abundance of warmth and sunshine, is an ideal place to escape the winter for a change of scenery. It is a city with a mix of historical and modern influences ready to be discovered by tourists who visit its streets throughout the year. Its colonial architecture, vibrant nightlife, Caribbean beaches, and diverse festival offerings are all worth seeing. Because of its ideal climate, it is one of Colombia's most popular tourist destinations, offering diverse activities and experiences to suit all tastes. Don't miss out on this incredible city if you're visiting Colombia. When you visit Cartagena, the most important historical sites, such as the Ciudad Amurallada and the Castle of San Felipe, should not be missed. Furthermore, you will have the unique opportunity to visit the nearby town of San Basilio de Palenque, where African traditions are still preserved in gastronomy, music, and culture.

If you want to spend a day at the beach, you should visit Isla del Rosario and Bar. These Caribbean Sea islands will allow you to escape the city and enjoy the clear sea, white sands, and unparalleled relaxation.

Before you leave, don't forget to sample the city's culinary offerings. Plan on eating at international restaurants and traditional dishes like arepa de huevo, coconut rice, and sancocho. All of these flavors will pleasantly surprise you! 

 

2. Santa Marta and its landscapes

 

Santa Marta is a vibrant destination that is ideal for cold winter months. Its main draw is its breathtaking landscapes with a variety of colors. You should also visit the Sierra Nevada and interact with the local indigenous people. It is a city where you can get away from the stress of everyday life by participating in beach and cultural activities. So, if you're planning a trip to Colombia, don't miss out on the unforgettable landscapes and one-of-a-kind activities that Santa Marta and its climate offer.

If you visit Santa Marta and want to learn about its cultural aspects, visit the city's historic center and tour its colorful houses. Discover the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, where Simón Bolvar spent his final days. You can also visit Tayrona National Park and Palomino to escape the cold and enjoy the sunshine. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience here, lounging on the beach in peace while surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Finally, don't miss Ciudad Perdida, a Tayrona indigenous peoples' archaeological site.

 

3. Medellín

 

Medellin is captivating for many reasons, including its pleasant climate, gastronomy, and people. If you visit Colombia, you must go to this city, which has a spectacular climate all year. Discover the city that has grown to become one of the country's most important.

Please expect to be wowed by its museums, parks, shopping malls, and lively nightlife. Take advantage of the special events and relax in the tranquility; Medelln's weather will not disappoint.

This is a city where you can participate in culturally enriching and entertaining activities. One of the city's most popular attractions is Pueblito Paisa, a recreation of a turn-of-the-century Antioquia town. After that, visit the Antioquia Museum to see the art exhibitions and take the famous graffiti tour of Medelln's communes.

Visit Explora Park, an interactive center with over 300 experiences and a planetarium and aquarium, if you want to spend time with your friends and family.

Don't forget to try some of Medelln's famous cuisine before you leave. You can eat traditional dishes such as the Bandera paisa (rice, ground meat, chicharrón, fried egg, sweet plantain, chorizo, beans, and avocado), the corn arepa, and the recipe with brevas under the sun (a dessert that consists of splitting early figs in half to put milk sweet in the middle.) 

 

4. Bogotá 

 

If you want to enjoy great weather without going to the beach, visit Colombia and explore its capital. You'll meet people from all over the country, giving you a unique perspective on the city's multicultural diversity. Traveling through the eastern hills, you will see spectacular scenery while admiring the city's colonial houses. All of this is in a perfect climate! Discover Bogotá through its cultural attractions. Visit La Candelaria, a historically significant area filled with handicrafts and activities. While you're there, check out the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum, and the Plaza de Bolivar. You can even visit and climb Monserrate, the city's most recognizable hill, during the summer.

After you've worked up an appetite, go to Bogotá's largest market, Plaza de Paloquemao. The variety of unusual fruits and vegetables you've never tried before will astound you. Andrés Carne de Res is open until late. This restaurant bar has a distinct atmosphere and is a tourist must-see. Colombia, as you may know, has a temperate climate all year. So, whether you visit Colombia in the winter or any other season, you can be sure that you will thoroughly enjoy every activity and experience. Take advantage of the opportunity to get away from the cold and visit these beautiful places. 

 

5. Zona Cafetera

 

 

Colombia is the world's third-largest producer of coffee beans. Still, no region is more important than Caldas, Risaralda, and Quindio's Zona Cafetero, which translates as "coffee axis." It is home to several plantations that have recently opened their doors to tourists for tourism, tasting, and a taste of luxury lodging at the great farms.

 

6. Providencia Island

 

On this sunlit and blissful island, visitors will find isolated beaches, untouched coral reefs, and an enticing flavor of wanderlust. The golden sands and tall palm trees are the crown jewels in giving this island a flavorful aroma, with the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve - a UNESCO heritage site with a vast amount of marine biodiversity - as the crown jewel. Located near Nicaragua in the Caribbean, which shines seven different shades of blue, guests can enjoy diving and snorkeling in its inviting waves.

 

7. Popayan

 

Popayan, in the country's southwest, is consistently ranked as one of the most impressive colonial cities in Colombia. It is also known as the White City due to its chalk-white buildings. The Maundy Thursday Procession, as well as the thriving nightlife, are significant events in the city. The mountains of Valle de Pubenza tower over the city.

 

8. Tayrona National Park

 

This park is a must-see for nature lovers and those interested in ancient ruins. Tayrona National Park is home to many ecosystems, including swaps and cloud forests. Tayrona's beaches are widely regarded as among the most beautiful in the country. The endangered Andean Condor is also native to this region, and birdwatchers flock here to see it.

 

9. Mompox

 

The fictional town of Macondo is thought to have been inspired by Mompox in the famous novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. This colonial relic, along with the Magdalena River, is a reminder of a bygone era. Visitors may find themselves overstaying in this quaint little town, where the only things to do are go fishing and take a stroll through its winding streets.

 

10. San Agustin

 

 

The ruins of a long-forgotten civilization can be found all over the Colombian town of San Agustin. The archaeological park, which houses over 500 monoliths, statues, and so on, is one of the town's most unique little landscapes. Human sculptures smiling and sneering, monsters and reptiles such as snakes, jaguars, and birds are among them.

 

Wrapping Up

 

Colombia is a great place to spend your winter vacations. From historical sites to the lavish beauty of nature, Colombia offers you a complete package when wanting to unwind on your vacation. Follow leisure.com for more travel tips, advice, and trip planning.

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