Eco-tourism has been growing very fast in Colombia since 2012, when peace negotiations between the FARC and Colombian government began in Cuba. Places that in the past were not possible to visit now receive tourists from all over the world for a variety of reasons. Many hike through the jungles and experience the wildlife firsthand, or roam through the coffee plantations. Others go for the vast options of extreme sports, beaches and rivers. And a growing number of scientists are also going to take samples of fauna and flora that is not possible to find anywhere else in the world.
Drive through the mountains, taking breaks to look at the rolling oceans of coffee trees; this is a unique and special experience that people carry for a lifetime. You can learn about the lives of the coffee farmers, pick coffee and help in the production process. Wake up with the songs of the birds and the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. This is the Zona Cafeteria, where you can truly enjoy the coffee life!
Take a tour of the Caribbean; starting at Santa Marta is a 4-6 day walk through the jungle to the Lost City. This is an amazing way to detach from society and create a fresh start. Roam through Tayrona Park or visit one of the many beaches. You can even rest in a hammock with the sounds of the ocean gently calming you into a deep sleep. From Cartagena take a short trip by boat to San Andrés Island, where you can relax in the warm multicolored waters and soak up the Caribbean sun.
Many of the visitors are not just tourists, but also biologists who come to Colombia to take samples of plants and insects. This type of visit involves an experience of great emotion, as new species of plants and animals are discovered, with the possibility of finding a cure for different diseases.
Colombia is an exceptional country with a lot of nature rarely seen by humans. It is a place full of music and caring people. It is a unique destination in the world with jungles in the Amazon, the Caribbean and the Andes. If you want to experience the magic of the Colombian nature, walk through the jungles in the company of monkeys; or watch the dance of the whales in the Pacific. Go to Colombia and enjoy the magic of a country where all your dreams can come true!