COLOMBIA - TRAVEL
This site is maintained by Pro Export and is the Colombian government’s official tourism related website. There is information about activities, destinations, festivals, and travel blogs.
Paisa Tours website offers extensive information about Colombia.
A well-developed informational site with photos and recent articles covering all regions of Colombia.
Hotel Trail has information about South American countries that is very useful for backpackers and independent travelers. It has a wide range of information and pictures of hostels in Colombia. Hostel Trail also has an engine on its site which allows for booking of hostels in Colombia.
COLOMBIA - INFORMATION
Poor But Happy is an inactive forum that holds archives of thousands of discussions about Colombia.
This site has information on living in Latin America and a section about Colombia with active members.
COLOMBIA - BLOGS
See Colombia Travel has an excellent blog which is frequently updated about cities, food, music, and basically everything else about Colombia. This site is highly recommended for travelers to check out.
A blog written by a Colombiana who loves to share her love of Colombia's culture and traditions through Colombian food.
A blog by a female expat who lives in Bogotá. This blog is both informative and entertaining.
A blog by an American English teacher who lives in Eje Cafetero, Colombia.
This site contains information in Spanish about Barranaquilla’s annual world famous carnival.
Bogotá Bike Tours website maintains informative information on Bogotá. Click on La Candelaria and browse the link in blue.
This governmental website contains information about Bogota’s history, photos, and much more info about Bogotá.
Bogota Graffiti conducts tours of graffiti sites in Bogota’s streets. The history of Bogota’s graffiti is explained and visits to a sample of the city’s best street art is experienced by foot. Graffiti in Bogota is extensive and beautiful, this tour is highly recommended.
This site is maintained by the city government and contains pictures and information of services that are available in Bucaramanga.
A Colombian specialist, nature and adventure tour operator with a British background based in Cali.
Cartagena info provides information on Cartagena’s tourism industry.
This site is in English and provides information on tourism in Cartagena.
Beautiful, tastefully renovated, air conditioned apartments located in the famous colonial walled city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Walk to the city wall, restaurants, cafes, museums, parks, the Caribbean Sea, clubs, and shopping. Choose from a studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom apartment.
This site is maintained by the government of Medellín. It includes information on hotels, restaurants and other tourism services available in the Antioquian capital.
A well-developed blog and informational site developed by an expat who lives in Medellín. He also is the author of Medellín Travel Guide: Insider Advice from an American Expat in Colombia. This travel guide of Medellín should be mandatory for visitors to Medellín. It’s sold off his site as an e-book or can be bought on Kindle from Amazon.
SAN ANDRES - PROVIDENCIA ISLANDS
A site about San Andres and Providencia Islands with information on accomodiations, activities and more.
This site contains information on hotels, restaurants and tours in the Santa Marta area.
This site contains information about Valledupar’s nightlife scene and other events.
COLOMBIAN HOSTEL ASSOCIATION
This organized hostel association includes the finest hostels in Colombia. Its website has an informative timetable between popular destinations. New hostels must meet numerous requirements to be admitted as members of the association.
COLOMBIAN NEWS WEBSITES - ENGLISH
Daily English news that focuses on politics, sports, culture and travel.
A site devoted to political news in Colombia.
PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST IN COLOMBIA - ENGLISH
This is a beautiful magazine that provides information on tourism, restaurants, clubs, entertainment and many other topics in the Santa Marta area (in both English and Spanish). The magazine is found in Santa Marta hostels, restaurants and other locations. The site is only in Spanish.
The City Paper Bogotá newspaper is in English and is available in Bogotá in hotels, restaurants and numerous other locations. The paper is a monthly edition covering politics entertainment, travel and many other topics. It is well put together and is a great read.
A non-profit organization that has constructed a golf course in Bucaramanga and uses the game to teach life skills to underprivileged children.
Colombianitos operates multiple programs nationwide that provide children with educational and life skill development.
NU3 is a highly developed non-profit organization with a mission to eradicate child malnourishment in Barranquilla.
Volunatarios de Occidente offers volunteer opportunities in the Cartagena area.
Fundación Mariposas Amarillas offers volunteer opportunities in the Santa Marta area.
Por Colombia is an organization of Colombian students in the United States and Canada. Por Colombia has active chapters in twelve East Coast universities. Their mission is to create networking activities with an emphasis on academic, social, cultural, and philanthropic activities.
RESOURCEFUL TRAVEL SITES
An interesting site that uses videos to chronicle a traveler's escape from the 9 to 5 routine to a life of travel, adventure and hostels. The site also contains many informative travel articles from different writers.
A traveler who has devoted his last nine years to bringing well-developed travel strategies and information to other travelers. Matt has written many books on travel and his site contains an interesting blog.
Chris Guillebeau is the author of The Art of Non-Conformity and many other books. His goal is to help others understand how to live life with meaning. He writes a blog of his travels and philosophy on his website.
Positive World Travel is a well-developed blog by an Australian couple that encourages people to travel. The site has videos, photos, articles and a travel e-book for download.
Travels of Adam chronicles the experiences of a hipster traveler and offers alternative/indie travel tips from all over the world. The blog includes a very informative page on what a hipster is and a travel manifesto for hipsters.
An informative travel blog created by a couple who are both educators in Asia. The blog contains information on backpacking in Central America, South American and Asia.
A great blog about a day trader who visited Colombia and now travels around South America. He is interested in traveling, cycling, street art and day trading. Check out his blog post about mountain biking in Colombia in our article section.
TRAVEL GUIDES FOR WOMEN
A travel guide company devoted to making travel guides for woman that focus on safety, affordability and fun. They have produced books on Mexico, Argentina, Thailand and London. Go Girl Guides can be purchased off their website. The Go Girl Guides website also has an informative blog.