Colombia: sea, mountain and art

Bogota offers cultural havens you should not miss. Therefore, we recommend the Botero Museum. The art collection donated by the Colombian master consists of 123 works of authorship made with the techniques of drawing, watercolour, oil, pastel and sculpture, mainly, and displayed in the halls of the old Hemeroteca Luis Lopez de Mesa, later known as the Exhibitions House and now permanent headquarters of the Botero Museum. In Medellin you should go to the Botanical Garden. It has various types of living collections and conservation collections, comprising plants that are in some category of extinction risk.

Cartagena de Indias is one of the places that, if you have time, you should visit. Along with Gethsemane, San Diego and Matuna they form the oldest part of the city. El Centro and San Diego, are walled. Right from the door of the clock and the square of the cars one is transported back in time to periods of pirates and privateers who tried to conquer the rich Spanish plaza. It is highly recommended the Inquisition Museum, the Cathedral, the sweets street and you can go see the sunset at Café del Mar.

For lovers of tranquility and wild landscapes, is the Tayrona National Park, located in the Caribbean Region. The foothills of  Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain in the world, sink into the sea like the fingers of a giant hand among the bays and inlets of singular beauty: Chengue, Gayraca, Cinto, Neguanje, Concha, Guachaquita, with its white sand beaches bordered by mangrove thickets or forests, all bathed by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, are part of the many attractions of this park. For those looking for contemplation and relaxation, we recommend the magnificent beaches and relaxing panorama of the deep blue seas. For those who are attracted by more exciting activities we recommend hiking and scuba diving. It also has also archaeological remains of the ancient city of Tayrona.

Finally, to enjoy a relaxing time and idyllic landscape, are the Rosario Islands: it is an archipelago of 27 islands, some of them very small. This is an important coral formation. The archipelago is located 35 km. of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. The journey itself is already lovely and you can see in all its splendour the beautiful Bay of Cartagena, Cartagena seen from the hill of La Popa, the walls, etc. The oldest and with higher infrastructure island is Baru-Playa Blanca, where you can eat fresh lobster. The visit to the Aquarium is interesting, you can see the various species of marine life in the Caribbean and, in addition, there are pools where you can see manta rays, turtles and large specimens. Not to miss the show of the dolphins and sharks.