What to Do in Cali, Colombia – The Salsa Capital of Colombia

  Cali, Colombia is famous throughout the country, if not the world, as a hot spot for salsa music and dancing. One of the first things you’ll notice upon arrival though is that Cali is just plain hot. It feels almost like you’re back on the tropical coast, but the ocean is still very far away. Cali is Colombia’s third …

Overlander Tips: Long-term Vehicle Parking and Storage in Colombia

We spent the better part of a year driving across the American West, Mexico, and Central America, but due to finance constraints we needed to stop and take a break before continuing on through South America. Many overland travelers put their vehicles into storage in Costa Rica or Panama — both of which make easy and natural break points if …

Armenia, Colombia – A Quick Guide to the Capital of Quindio

Armenia, Colombia sits along the southern edge of the Coffee Triangle, and is the third big city of the area along with Pereira and Manizales. Armenia isn’t exactly a popular tourist destination, being out shined by the pueblo of Salento just next-door. I’ll admit, I didn’t have much expectations for Armenia when I first visited, but I’ve traveled through twice …

8 Things to Do in Salento, Colombia

Salento, Colombia sits in the heart of the Coffee Triangle — Eje Cafetero — just a short drive from the city of Armenia or Pereira. I’ve visited lots of little towns all across Colombia, but Salento stands out as one of the best — quaint and beautiful, friendly, and fun. You could easily spend a few days or even a …

Ecotourism Among the Mangroves and Wildlife in La Ventanilla, Mexico

Just two miles west of the popular beach town of Mazunte, lies a sleepy and tiny coastal fishing village called La Ventanilla. When we stopped in to inquire about seeing sea turtles at the National Mexican Turtle Center they recommended that we take a short guided tour in La Ventanilla, and I’m so glad we did. La Ventanilla Ecotourism La …

Hiking Colombia’s Valle de Cocora – What to Know Before You Go

Hiking Cocora Valley is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Salento, Colombia. Here you will find towering 60-meter wax palms nestled into rolling green hillsides. It’s a unique and one-of-a-kind places, that should be on your travel bucket list. Information isn’t always great about how to go about visiting the Cocora Valley, at least I wasn’t well informed prior …