The road to El Dorado: Colombia ups its cool quotient as one of South America’s must-see places; Sharon Lindores; National Post

Colombia – Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

Bogota and Cartagena showcase just a bit of what this wildly biodiverse and rich gem of a country has to offer

Colombia’s shrugging off its troubled past and fast emerging as South America’s must-see destination thanks to increased safety, the appeal of exploring new places and the country’s rising cool quotient.

It’s been more than a year since President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Prize for the peace agreement, which aims to put an end to Colombia’s half-century-long civil war. Since he accepted the award in December 2016, more flights and people have started flocking to the country.

With everything from snow-capped mountains to jungles and two ocean coastlines, there’s plenty to see. Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world and it boasts a dazzling array of plants, birds and riches (this is, after all, the land the Spanish pilfered for gold and emeralds starting back in the 1530s).

Source: The road to El Dorado: Colombia ups its cool quotient as one of South America’s must-see places

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