Colombia Travel Videos
Bogotá is a beautiful city and there are so many fun things to do. Here are some of the places I mention in this video:
Gran Colombia Walking Tour
Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao
Cali (not California) is a beautiful city in Colombia. It's known as the salsa capital of the world, but there are plenty of other unique things to do here. Here are my top 5 things to do in Cali, Colombia:
1. Take a Salsa Class La Topa Tolondra offers a "free" salsa class on Monday nights 7pm - 9pm (the class is free but they charge 5,000COP ($2USD) entry fee)
2. Cerro De Las Tres Cruces Hike up here for a beautiful view of the city.
3. Try a fresh Cholado Yummmmm
4. Play Rana Ask a local where you can find a place to play rana and they will point you in the right direction.
5. Dance at La Loma de la Cruz Every Thursday night from 7pm - 9pm there is a giant group of people dancing. Just jump right in and follow along. It's a great experience!
In this video, we take you around the beautiful Old City of Cartagena. This historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it's sometimes referred to as the "Walled City" because there is an old military defense wall surrounding the Old City.
Tayrona National Park
HOW TO GET THERE - Near the corner of Calle 11 and Carrera 9, you will see the bus. Just know that this bus will go all the way to Palomino, so the stop for Tayrona is about 45 mins away from Santa Marta. Cost = 7,000 COP ($2.30 USD)
AT THE ENTRANCE - The cost of entry is 52,000 COP ($17 USD) per person and you can only pay in cash AND you need to show your passport (or a copy of it).
WHERE TO GO - We stayed at Cabo San Juan. There are also more places to stay like Playa Cañaverales and Playa Arrecifes... since we didn't stay there, I don't know much info about the other places. We walked past them on our way in and out, and they seemed much quieter.
THINGS TO BRING
CASH bc they don't accept credit cards
Your own water and food
Reservations & More info here: http://www.parquetayrona.com.co/
El rio hostel
In between Tayrona National Park and Palomino is this amazing hostel called El Rio Hostel. We stayed here for two nights and it was super nice! Especially since it was in the middle of the jungle with nothing around but beautiful nature.
I didn't mention it in the video, but to get here, there's a bus that runs back and forth from Santa Marta to Palomino. This is the same bus that brings people to Tayrona National Park. Just tell the bus driver you're going to El Rio hostel and they know where to stop. When the bus drops you off, there are motorbike taxi drivers ready to drive you about 10 mins into the jungle where you will find El Rio Hostel.
El Rio Hostel: http://www.elriohostel.com/
I highly recommend spending at least a couple nights here as it's a nice break from the busy tourist areas.