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Colombia is highly versatile regarding
landscapes and cultures – ranging
from rainforests to big cities and
coastlines with joyful and hospitable
people – which makes each region
very unique and worth a visit!

Learn here about the different regions
and their characteristics

ANDES

As a result of their topographical and climatic differences, the Colombian Andes are one of the most diverse areas in South America. The landscape features a number of agricultural areas, snow-capped mountains in the Coffee Zone and Boyacá, green coffee landscapes and fertile plateaus where one can find potato and wheat fields. The Colombian part of the Andes consists of three foothills that rise parallel in a north-southerly direction. The valleys are crossed by the Magdalena and Cauca rivers. This area is home to most of the large urban centers of Colombia. Bogotá DC, the most important city of Colombia, is the political, cultural and economic centre of the country. The diversity in history, culture and landscape of this area is impressive: small colonial cities, archaeological sites, coffee haciendas, large cities, snow-capped mountains and a large variety of different climate zones and vegetation make this area a destination that offers many different opportunities to be explored.

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PACIFIC

Bordered by Panama to the north and Ecuador to the south, the Pacific region forms the western slice of Colombia along the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific coast belongs to the part of Colombia, that is one of most exotic and pristine regions in all of Latin America. The region extends from the foothills of the Eastern Cordilleras with its characteristic lush green, rain forest, until the edge of the Pacific Ocean where it is bordered by miles of unspoiled beaches. The people, mostly of African-American origin, are very open-minded and interested in chatting with visitors. Nowadays, Colombia is particularly proud of the region of Chocó, which has remained almost entirely untouched; it does not have any hint of industry and stands out as a pristine natural treasure. The region of Chocó is known for its biodiversity and is in fact an exotic laboratory for oceanographers and experts in botany. If you have a good eye, the spirit of an explorer and a little bit of luck you might just uncover plants and animal species that have never been seen. And while you are at it you can tack on the unforgettable experience of whale watching during the whale season (July – October).

South West

The Southwest of Colombia is a unique region, boasting spectacular natural destinations, cultural landmarks and fun things to do.

The Pacific coast belongs to the part of Colombia, that is one of most exotic and pristine regions in all of Latin America. The region extends from the foothills of the Eastern Cordilleras with its characteristic lush green, rain forest, until the edge of the Pacific Ocean where it is bordered by miles of unspoiled beaches. The people, mostly of African-American origin, are very open-minded and interested in chatting with visitors. Nowadays, Colombia is particularly proud of the region of Chocó, which has remained almost entirely untouched; it does not have any hint of industry and stands out as a pristine natural treasure. The region of Chocó is known for its biodiversity and is in fact an exotic laboratory for oceanographers and experts in botany. If you have a good eye, the spirit of an explorer and a little bit of luck you might just uncover plants and animal species that have never been seen. And while you are at it you can tack on the unforgettable experience of whale watching during the whale season (July – October).

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Caribbean Coast

The Colombian Caribbean coast is a true paradise with its crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality

With a coastline that extends more than 1,600 km, the Caribbean coast of Colombia offers much more than just your typical beach holiday. Magnificent colonial cities and pre-colombian culture, combined with beautiful beaches surrounded by small bays that melt straight into the tropical rain forests; this is the Caribbean dream! The capitals of a number of different departments, Bolivar (Cartagena), Atlántico (Barranquilla) and Magdalena (Santa Marta) are located directly on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Here you will hear the sounds of joy and life, which the Colombians express through the rhythms of the region, Cumbia and Vallenato. The Caribbean coast of Colombia is one of the most diversified coastlines of the South American continent, ranging from the evergreen tropical rain forests in the southwest up to the dry dusty Guajira desert in the northeast. In between you find many lagoon-filled landscapes and the highest coastal mountain in the world, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with its snow-capped peaks, Pico Colón and Pico Bolívar. The more than 10 vast national parks help provide natural means for the preservation of the ecosystems in this area. With an excellent and extensive hotel infrastructure, the Caribbean coast of Colombia offers everything a tourist’s heart could desire – from first class hotels to traditional Caribbean lodges. The unmistakable openness and joy of life expressed by the local people is well known throughout the country and makes it easy for visitors and locals to get to know each other.

Los Llanos

The Colombian plains, also known as the “llanos,” are a vast region of flat grasslands and wetlands located in the eastern part of Colombia.

As a result of their topographical and climatic differences, the Colombian Andes are one of the most diverse areas in South America. The landscape features a number of agricultural areas, snow-capped mountains in the Coffee Zone and Boyacá, green coffee landscapes and fertile plateaus where one can find potato and wheat fields. The Colombian part of the Andes consists of three foothills that rise parallel in a north-southerly direction. The valleys are crossed by the Magdalena and Cauca rivers. This area is home to most of the large urban centers of Colombia. Bogotá DC, the most important city of Colombia, is the political, cultural and economic centre of the country. The diversity in history, culture and landscape of this area is impressive: small colonial cities, archaeological sites, coffee haciendas, large cities, snow-capped mountains and a large variety of different climate zones and vegetation make this area a destination that offers many different opportunities to be explored.

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Jose Baena

Incoming Manager

Deutsch, Spanisch, Englisch
Bei Neptuno seit 2023

Jose wuchs in Deutschland auf und besuchte mit 22 Jahren das Land seiner Großeltern, Kolumbien. Während seiner Reise erkundete er die Natur, die Landschaft und verliebte sich in die Menschen, die Kultur und die Geschichte Kolumbiens. Jose liebt kolumbianischen Kaffee und hat Kaffeefarmen im Land besucht. Als deutscher Reiseführer mit über 6 Jahren Erfahrung in Kolumbien lebt er seine Leidenschaft für die Geschichte und den Kaffee aus.