• Salento or Filandia, Colombia? Colombia's coffee region pueblos; what to do in Filandia, colombia

    Filandia, a less touristic alternative to Salento

    The coffee region in Colombia remains Andy’s favourite part of the country. Imagine rolling green valleys, colourfully-painted balconies and little old men wearing traditional hats riding their horses down country paths. Oh, and the occasional howler monkey, too. As Salento……

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    Colombia travel with a teen: all you need to know

    In all our 7 months of life and travel in Colombia so far, we’ve been pretty much always in the presence of just adults. However, the arrival of my (Lozzy’s) auntie and 13-year-old cousin, Luca, in August 2019 forced us…

  • How to get to Mompóx Colombia Magdalena travel guide | South America travel off the beaten path Colombia

    Mompóx, Colombia, a pueblo frozen in time

    Mompóx, Colombia (pronounced MomPOSH or MomPOSS, and confusingly sometimes spelt Mompós) is a town frozen in time. Beautiful yellow colonial architecture, cobbled streets and chalupa longboats taxi-ing people across the river make this a special place to see for yourself.…

  • Southwest Bay beaches of Providencia Island | Travel Guide to Isla de Providencia. Colombia Caribbean island

    Rating the paradise beaches of Providencia Island, Colombia

    **2020 emergency situation** In November 2020, Isla de Providencia was absolutely devastated by Hurricane Iota. While thankfully all but 2 of the islanders survived, what’s been left of the island’s infrastructure is heart-breaking. Barely a single building has a roof.…

  • Crab Cay Boutique Lodge Hotel Providencia Island, Colombia accommodation review: Colombia travel guide by Cuppa to Copa Travels Cayo Cangrejo at sunset

    An honest review: Crab Cay Boutique Lodge, Isla de Providencia

    **2020 emergency situation** In November 2020, Isla de Providencia was absolutely devastated by Hurricane Iota. While thankfully all but 2 of the islanders survived, what’s been left of the island’s infrastructure is heart-breaking. Barely a single building has a roof.…

  • South West beach, Providence Island. Crab Cay Boutique Lodge Hotel Providencia Island, Colombia accommodation review: Colombia travel guide by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    Isla de Providencia, Colombia’s unspoilt paradise island

    **2021 emergency situation** In November 2020, Isla de Providencia was absolutely devastated by Hurricane Iota. While thankfully all but 2 of the islanders survived, what’s been left of the island’s infrastructure is heart-breaking. Barely a single building has a roof.…

  • Plaza Major Villa de Leyva, Colombia | Bogotá breaks | traditional Colombian town pueblo | Travel guides by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    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 … Continue…

  • 2 weeks in Colombia itinerary: whistlestop all-rounder tour | Key places to visit in a 2 week trip to Colombia

    If we only had 2 weeks: Colombia itinerary

    I’ve been lucky enough that a location independent business meant that I could travel extra slow. If this is an option to you, I strongly recommend that you take your time; really getting to know and appreciate each country you’re…

  • Guide to Tequendama Falls | Bogotá day trips: Salta de Tequendama | Colombia travel guides by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    Salto del Tequendama, Bogotá’s haunted waterfall

    The beauty of Tequendama Falls (Salto del Tequendama in Spanish) is that it’s only actually a simple half day trip from Bogotá, and for the ease of it, Tequendama Falls made it into our list of best day-trips … Continue…

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    Ipiales, home to Colombia’s most striking church

    Right on the border with Ecuador, Ipiales is one of the first towns you’ll get to if entering Colombia via bus. If no buses are around, a taxi from the border office into town should cost no more than ……