colombia

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                If you are travelling around the coast you can not miss CASA EN EL AGUA, this is a beautiful little hostel in the middle of the sea. You sleep in hammocks or beds, the food is delicious, you can spear fish, swim with plankton and simply just sunbathe.     

The mud bath volcano experience in Cartagena was also fantastic.

If you have the time you have to go to the Tatacoa desert. It is located between Bogota and Ecuador, near Neiva, outside of Villavieja. It quite far from everything so give yourself a few days all in all to visit the Tatacoa desert. The best time to go is at sunrise as the heat isn't too intense. The sceneries are spectacular with the colors of the rocks changing round every corner. You can camp in the desert though the prices are more expensive than if you stay in Villavieja. Be sure to go to star gazing at the observatory in the evening!  

Las Lajas Sanctuary. It is located 10 minutes from the town of Ipiales which right on the Ecuadorian border. It is an amazing cathedral with amazing architecture, and the setting of Las Lajas is spectacular; wedged in a valley above a river. It is one of Colombia's hidden gems.        

The number one Colombian hotspot for backpackers, Tayrona Park is a strip of beach paradise near Santa Marta off the north coast of Colombia. Most people camp overnight at Cabo San Juan, either renting a tent or a hammock. Book ahead to get a hammock up high on the rocks, so that you’re sleeping directly over the water. Plan to spend at least two days hiking the beaches and lounging around.            
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Last updated on the 8 September 2015

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