On a recent trip to Colombia, Humboldt director Simon was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful historic colonial town of Mompox. Alexander von Humboldt visited the town in 1801 on his journey up the Rio Magdalena while Gabriel García Márquez famously wrote “Mompox doesn’t exist. Sometimes we dream about her, but she doesn’t exist”. [...]
Colombia is one of South America’s most diverse nations. Zooming in even on just the length of the Caribbean coastline, the variety of experiences on offer is astounding. Humboldt specialist Clara lists her favourite things to do in this picturesque region.
Colombia is home to over fifty stunning national parks: ranging from deserts to the Amazon rainforest, and also including páramos (alpine plains), coral reefs, the Andes mountain range and indigenous protected lands.
For our luxury hotel of the month for August, we have chosen the luxurious Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Colombia, inspired by Bogotá’s colonial past.
This week, Humboldt Director Simon explains how best to experience the magic of Colombia with your family. This diverse and vibrant nation is perfect for spending quality time together.
Nestled into the trees, overlooking the Caribbean and providing the ultimate remote retreat, Tayrona EcoHabs is the perfect hideaway for couples seeking privacy or families looking for quality time together.
Rolling green hills, towering palms and colourfully painted wooden houses are what make the coffee region such a unique part of the world. Within the valleys there are quaint towns and traditional haciendas which have barely changed over the last hundred years or more. Hacienda San Jose is a shining example of how a restored hacienda can become a beautiful luxury hotel...
The elegant and beautiful Casa San Agustin is located in the heart of Cartagena's old walled city - one of the most charming and beautiful cities in Latin America.
Plantain Pancake Recipe This pancake day why not try something completely different to the normal 'crepe' style, and use plantain to create these chunky and delicious alternatives. Plantain (part of the banana family) is a staple in many countries in Latin America, and can be used in lots of different recipes. It's low sugar, [...]
The prospect of a new year is always an ideal time to start thinking about, and organising, a trip for the coming months. After the excitement of Christmas has faded and the last box of chocolates has been eaten, what better to do than grab a map, a guidebook and your travel partner and start [...]
Medellin is a city with a violent past. Home to the notorious drug baron, Pablo Escobar, it owes much of its history to him and his empire for both good and bad reasons. Escobar was born and brought up and finally killed in Medellin. A child of the slums, he rose through life, becoming rich [...]