Colombia 

Colombia — forget the reputation. Twice the size of France, and with a diversity of landscapes and cultures that would be hard to find even in countries five times its size, Colombia should by all rights be one of the world's top travel destinations.

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Bogotá's sheer size and violent reputation are intimidating for visitors, but the city opens up to the savvy traveler with incredible riches befitting the capital of Colombia, and one of the biggest cities in Latin America.

Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia. It has over 2 million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia.

Cartagena is a city in Bolívar, Colombia. The city was one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves in the Americas and is currently populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia's own variety.

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The Andean Highlands is a region in central-western Colombia. Antioquia Boyacá Caldas Cesar Cundinamarca Distrito Capital …

The Costa Norte is a region in northern Colombia. Atlántico Bolívar Córdoba La Guajira Magdalena Sucre One of the best ways to see the southernmost Caribbean islands or surrounding South American islands is via a cruise.

The Pacific Lowlands is a region in western Colombia. Cauca Chocó Nariño Valle del Cauca

Amazonia is the southernmost region of Colombia, blanketed by the green sea of trees spanning over 400,000 square kilometers—well more than a third of the country.

Colombia has several island territories in the Caribbean: Islas del RosarioOne of Colombia's most popular national parks, with beautiful island beaches of the San Bernardo archipelago, and coral reefs that make for great snorkeling.

The Orinoquía is the "Wild East" of Colombia. Endless plains—Los Llanos—are dotted with livestock, cowboys on horseback pioneering the landscape, and the roadless landscapes go uninterrupted save by some of Colombia's great meandering rivers.

Guatapé is a small, very pretty lakeside town in Eastern Antioquia, about 1.5 hours from Medellín, Colombia.

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