Pueblos in Colombia

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Mompóx, Colombia, a pueblo frozen in time

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.

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Villa de Leyva: Colombia’s stunning white pueblo

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.

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Guatavita, the lake that inspired the legend of El Dorado

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!

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Guatapé, Colombia: Medellín’s must-do day trip

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.

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