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Colombia Travel Guide

Uncover the best of Colombia with my comprehensive travel guide, showcasing the most exciting activities and must-see sights. Colombia, a haven for LGBTQ millennial travelers, offers inclusive communities, colorful festivals, and a warm embrace of diversity. With its progressive attitudes and breathtaking natural beauty, Colombia beckons LGBTQ travelers to immerse themselves in an unforgettable adventure.

Experience the lively LGBTQ nightlife in Bogotá, the historic charm of Cartagena, and the breathtaking beauty of Medellín, all while feeling embraced and accepted. Start here with my basic Colombia travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Colombia travel blogs.

When to Visit Colombia

Colombia’s ideal travel season spans from December to March when the weather is pleasant and rainfall is minimal. Don’t miss the colorful Barranquilla Carnival in February and the Medellín Flower Festival in August.

7 Things To Do in Colombia

  1. Explore the historic streets of Cartagena’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and savor the local cuisine.
  2. Immerse yourself in Bogotá’s thriving art scene at the Botero Museum and enjoy the view from Monserrate.
  3. Take a tour of a coffee farm. Colombia is famous for its coffee, so consider taking a coffee farm tour in the Coffee Triangle region to learn about the coffee-making process.
  4. Enjoy the LGBTQ gay Medellín nightlife, specifically in the Poblado neighborhood where gay bars and clubs like Club Oraculo and Mad Radio attract big parties every weekend.
  5. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Colombian coast’s Tayrona National Natural Park. Hike, swim and camp your way through stunning beaches and lush rainforests.
  6. Visit the Ciudad Perdida on one of the world’s most iconic treks. Embark on a multi-day trek through the in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains to the Lost City—an ancient archaeological site that predates Peru’s Machu Picchu but doesn’t see as many tourists.
  7. Enjoy the resorts during a city break in Santa Marta where you can also easily visit Tayrona National Natural Park, the lovely mountain village of Minca, and the backpacker beach hub of Taganga.

Colombia Tours & Itineraries

If you’re looking to plan a multi-day tour through Colombia, consider booking through a travel agency which can safely and easily arrange all your inter-city travel. I used Out in Colombia during my trip which helped to coordinate a full itinerary to both Santa Marta and Medellín.

LGBTQ Colombia Gay Travel

Colombia has become a hotspot for LGBTQ travelers due to its inclusive atmosphere. The Zona Rosa in Bogotá, Getsemaní in Cartagena, and Poblado in Medellín are hubs for LGBTQ nightlife. Don’t miss the Medellín Pride Parade, and be sure to stay in LGBTQ-friendly accommodations throughout your trip.

The best way to plan a gay trip to Colombia is to use a gay travel agency. My one-week summer trip to Colombia was organized by Out in Colombia and included unforgettable visits to the coastal beach city Santa Marta and a long weekend in Medellín during Colombia’s largest pride festival, Medellín Pride.

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