Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.    a great place to relax

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!

 

A full rainbow above the Caribbean coast at Tayrona National Park.
A full rainbow above the Caribbean coast at Tayrona National Park.

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.

Ahhh… paradise!

 

Finca Los Angeles is surrounded by a lush jungle.
Finca Los Angeles is surrounded by a lush jungle.

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.

 

If you like colonial architecture, you will love Cartegena.
If you like colonial architecture, you will love Cartegena.

Have you ever visited the Caribbean Coast?