Though it’s been on people’s travel radars for a while, there aren’t many tourists in the town still. When you read on to the “How to get to Mompox” section, you’ll understand why. There isn’t that much to do in Mompóx, but that makes it the perfect place for downtime.
The jewel of Boyacá! Just 3-4 hours from Bogotá, Villa de Leyva is a well-preserved step back in time. It’s a popular city break from Bogotá, and whilst being a chilled place with fresh air it’s also packed with things to do.
Despite only being an hour and a half from Bogotá, Choachí and the hike to the nearby La Chorrera waterfall are rarely mentioned by tourists. La Chorrera is actually Colombia’s tallest waterfall, so it’s not to be missed.
Barichara is said to be Colombia’s prettiest pueblo, and we can see why. Unlike other pretty towns that have stunning centres but plain-looking outskirts, Barichara has the same colonial style all the way to the very edges.
Honestly, when we first got to Guadalupe & Quebrada las Gachas, Santander, Colombia, we were in two minds as whether to even mention it anywhere online. So why did we feel such an urge to protect the small pueblo of Guadalupe?
The Sacred Lake is 7km from Guatavita town, so if you don’t have your own car you’ll need to get one of the buses that you can buy tickets for just opposite the old bullring (Plaza de Toros) in town. Read our 2019 travel guide to one of the most popular of Bogotá day trips!
Not often visited by tourists, but still with enough of an eye for tourism to cater to non-residents, Santa Fe de Antioquia is an excellent day trip from Medellín if you’d like to see more of real life in Colombia. Sit back and enjoy the small town vibes!
Guatapé town itself is colourful, quaint and quiet. All around, you’ll see houses with murals on the outside like skirting boards, each with their own vibrant depictions of llamas, horses and old men at the bar.