Welcome to the Caribbean Coast!
With everything from historic cobblestone streets to sandy white beaches; Colombia’s Caribbean coast is a must-visit.
Located in the north, the Caribbean region occupies 51,077 square feet; or, about 10% of the country.
When my wife, Carrie, and I arrived there, we were wrapping up a 6 month backpacking adventure across South America.
As such, it was the perfect place to kick back and relax for a while!
Finca Los Angeles
What we wanted most was to be completely off the grid: away from worries and right next to the ocean.
Basically, we hoped to find something like The Couples Resorts; which is a great place for all inclusive Caribbean vacations.
However, since we were looking inside a national park, we couldn’t find anything like that.
Finally, after much searching, we stumbled across Finca Los Angeles.
For four glorious nights, Carrie and I relaxed in hammocks, body-surfed in the ocean, slept in a luxurious hut and drank a large amount of fresh fruit smoothies.
Tayrona National Park
Perhaps the most popular natural destination on the Caribbean coast is Tayrona National Park.
Along with our friend Gosha, we stayed at Playa Arrecifes: an amazing resort where we slept in hammocks under mosquito nets.
Although the waves were a bit extreme by our place, a short walk up the beach revealed magical blue coves: perfect for a swim.
Plus, the beach in front of the resort was completely empty every day for the sunrise… making it a great place to do some acro yoga.
The Historic City of Cartegena
When you are all beached-out, head West towards Cartegena: a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, horse and carriage rides and a million works of art to point your camera at, it’s a must-visit.
Have you ever visited the Caribbean Coast?