Carnaval de Barranquilla, colombia in february
Carnaval de Barranquilla | Photo courtesy of Michele Mariani via Flickr

Colombia is a fantastic place to visit in the month of February, as the weather is generally warm and dry and there are plenty of exciting places just waiting to be explored. In addition, many vibrant festivals are held at this time of year that offer an interesting insight into the history and culture of Colombia. Here is a selection of the destinations that you will not want to miss while exploring Colombia.

San Andres Island

San Andres Island, colombia in february
San Andres Island | Photo courtesy of vil.sandi via Flickr

The picturesque San Andres Island boasts powdery white sandy beaches that are fringed by palm trees and lapped by crystal clear waters. Visitors will find plenty of space to spread out on the main beaches and soak up the sun, while those who have a strong sense of adventure will want to see Cayo Bolivar, a secluded sandy island that makes the perfect day trip destination.

Bogota

No trip to Colombia would be complete without visiting Bogota, as this huge city is steeped in history and culture. The historic downtown district is a great place to start exploring the city and La Calanderia district is one of the most interesting areas to spend time simply roaming and taking in the colourful houses with their unique style. if you are in Bogota on a Friday or a Sunday, make sure you check out Avenida Septima, which hosts street performers, musicians, magicians and much more, while people who are football crazy will not want to miss the chance to catch a match at El Campin Stadium.

Cartagena

Wandering through the winding streets of the historic old town is a real treat. There are many landmarks and attractions to see along the way here such as the Clock Tower and the colourful district of San Diego. Climbing to the top of La Popa Hill is a great way to get a feel for Cartagena and visitors will be able to see the entire city spread out beneath them. Meanwhile people who are planning to spend several days exploring Cartagena will find an excellent range of accommodation options to choose from in the Getsemaní district.

Medellin

Boasting more than three million people, this large city is a real melting pot of cultures and styles and there is always something interesting to see and do in Medellin. The Toucan Café is a great place to hang out and meet other travellers, while taking a tour on the Turibus is a great way to see the sights in comfort and style. Visitors should also stroll along Carbobo Street, which is set in the very heart of the downtown district and boasts a number of interesting historical buildings such as the Basílica de la Candelaria and La Veracruz colonial church.

Barranquilla

This impressive city is teaming with interesting historical and cultural landmarks that are just waiting to be explored such as Teatro Amira de la Rosa, the Romantic Museum and the Magdalena River. The Carnival of Barranquilla is one of the largest and most famous events in all of Colombia and visitors will want to make sure that they time their trip so that they don’t miss out on the fun. The carnival is an epic celebration of Colombian music and the streets come to life with colourful parades, concerts and a range of other types of entertainment.

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