Colombia occupies the northwest corner of South America. It has an area twice that of France with long coasts on the Caribbean and the Pacific oceans, mountainous regions, and Amazon jungle areas inland. The ethnic groups and cultures are diverse. The country has something to offer almost any traveller.
Once considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world, The political and gang violence has subsided substantially throughout the majority of the country and Colombia is becoming a very popular destination for travellers.
The country is compiled of many different microclimates. The political and cultural capital of Bogotá can be considered cold and not what many would expect from a South American city. The Caribbean coast in the north is hot year round, while Cali and Medellin are more mild and temperate. Colombia is also home to many steamy jungles, snow-capped volcanoes, rocky deserts, endless plains, lush valleys, coffee plantations, mountain lakes, deserted beaches.