Colombia is a South American country bounded by the Caribbean Sea, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, and the Pacific Ocean. The nation is one of the very few megadiverse countries worldwide and is the second most biodiverse country globally
Columbia has become a destination for most tourists because of its historical surroundings, Caribbean beaches, Amazon rainforest, Pacific Coast, and Andes mountain range. The country is also home to six cultural heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List; these comprise the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox, and National Archeological Park of Tierradentro.
Due to Colombia’s vast diversity of traditions, there are over 150 festivals that celebrate music genres, bullfighting, religion, heritage, and traditional dances. Here are some well-known festivals; Barranquilla Carnival, The flowers Festival, The Black and Whites’ Festival, The Cali Fair, and The Manizales Fair.
Colombia has diverse traditional dishes ranging from salty and hearty to sweet, gooey, and cheesy. The local cuisines include Arepa, Bandeja Paisa, Sancocho, Empanadas, Menu del Dia, Mondongo Soup, Ajiaco. These dishes are stomach-filling due to the variety of staples present in the meal. There is also an extensive line-up of hot and cold drinks to pick from for any occasion; these include Aguapanela, Avena Colombiana, Chocolate Santafereno, Jugo de Tamarindo.