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Natural attractions of Colombia

By Carlton Leisure - 30/09/2015

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Situated on the northern tip of North America, Colombia enjoys proximity of Atlantic and pacific oceans Owing to its location at equator the country is rich in flora and fauna. It also draws revenue though emerald coffee and oil. It is also home to a large number of bird species that makes it a hot favourite among nature lovers who keep flying to Bogota to have a slice of natural beauty Colombia is showered with. Here we acquaint you with top draw cards the city has on offer.

Cocora Valley

Cocora Valley is one of the prime draw cards for the region and the importance of this place can be understood with the fact that its images have been printed on postcards throughout the country. The valley is a visual delight and those who visits it often and get their photographs clicked amidst the lovely surroundings of the valley. A trip to this region can be clubbed with a visit to Colombia’s Coffee Region.

Sierra Nevada El Cocuy

Colombia is not a dream destination for hikers and they don’t come here looking for hiking avenues. But when they know Sierra Nevada El Cocuy, they shed all their inhibitions. Even an amateur hiker can reach its zenith and catch a commanding view from its top. If you find it difficult you have lower mountains to explore.

La Guajira

Situated on the northern tip of South America; La Guajira charms travellers with its varied topography, red sandy soil and myriad other options. Its beautiful landscape made it prone to conquests and it has been invaded by several conquistadors that English pirates, Dutch weapons smugglers and Spanish pearl-hunters.

Caño Cristales

One of the most sought after destinations in Colombia, Caño Cristales is also called the river of Seven Colours. The area may not be easily accessible but its rewards travellers very well. The river is also referred as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world due to its rainbow of colours. The riverbed remains covered with rainbow of colours from July to November.

The wildlife

No post about natural attractions of Colombia will be said to be complete unless we talk about wildlife of this South American country. The country has a diverse range of flora and fauna that could be visual delights for wildlife enthusiast. On arrival, the guest will come across species like whales, monkeys, turtles, flamingos, pink dolphins, insects, fish and several other varieties of birds and animals.

Apart from the aforementioned things, Colombia should also be visited for its several national parks, agro tourism spaces and several spaces of whale and bird watching. Services of tour operators can also be availed in order to explore these areas comprehensively. There are hotels and accommodation of every range and budget to provide guests with quality stay during their visit.