Photos to Inspire Wanderlust: COLOMBIA

Photos to Inspire Wanderlust: COLOMBIA

When we told people we were going to Colombia, this is what most people were expecting it to be like (my ah-mazing photoshop skills are indeed employable just in case you’re wondering):

Source: Netflix

Turns out that Colombia is actually rich in diverse landscapes and culture. What? No way! Colombia? More than just cocaine?! Sí, señor! In fact, Colombia is the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea – so yes, ample beach time everyone. The towns are vibrant and colourful, filled with friendly locals that adore foreigners. You can’t help but fall in love with the music and the freedom that comes with dancing everywhere – in the streets, at the park or at the club. With world renowned coffee, the tallest palm trees in the world and horse riding to waterfalls – you can see how we didn’t want to leave this place. We’ve picked some of our favourite photos to inspire your inner wanderlust and hope that Colombia is now a little higher on your bucketlist than before.

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Cocora Valley

Costeño / Costeno Beach, Colombia

Costeño Beach

Dancing Colombia

Dancing in the streets

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Tallest palm trees in the world

Waterfall Minca Colombia

Waterfall in Minca

El Monumento a La Raza / The Monument to the Race Colombia

El Monumento a La Raza / The Monument to the Race

Guatapé

Waterfall in Salento

Bridges and jungle walks

Costeño Beach

Guatapé

Colourful streets

Valle de Cocora

Yoga at sunrise

Tayrona National Park Colombia

Tayrona National Park

Hiking trail

Tayrona National Park Colombia

The Caribbean Sea at sunset

Minca Colombia

Minca

Casa Elemento Colombia Minca

Casa Elemento

Casa Elemento Colombia Minca

As seen in Minca

Horse riding through Salento

Horse riding through Salento

Dancing streets Colombia

Let’s dance

Cascada de Marinka Colombia

Cascada de Marinka

And just in case you need any more convincing, here are an additional 5 reasons by The Flyaway Girl.

Read:  Salento, Colombia: Gun Powder, Palm Trees & Waterfalls

40 Comments

  1. January 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Yep, looks pretty incredible! I need to put this on my travel wish list. Consider the photo inspiration working…! Looking forward to the next place you share with us.

  2. January 15, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Oh wow! Those are some gorgeous pics. Definitely made the destination very very attractive. Now if only I can save enough money to reach there!

  3. January 15, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    YES! Love this, I plan to go there this year and this post really shows why 🙂

    • January 15, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      You’re going to love it! We’ve got some posts on Colombia coming out over the next month so will hopefully provide you with a lot more inspo and ideas!

  4. January 15, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Such beautiful and inspiring photos! Can’t wait to see Colombia with my own eyes on March! Thanks for sharing them 🙂

  5. January 16, 2017 / 2:12 am

    We didn’t make it to Colombia during our trip around the world, but it’s definitely on our bucket list! Loving this concept btw. 😉

  6. January 16, 2017 / 3:39 am

    I want to go to Colombia now!! 😀

  7. January 16, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I think this blog is amazing! I so much want to go to Colombia for 2017!

  8. January 16, 2017 / 5:09 am

    Amazing photos! Totally inspirational. I really want to visit Colombia. I live in Argentina so I’m not that far..but plane tickets are really expensive though!

  9. January 16, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Well, I’m inspired! Columbia has been on my list for awhile. I actually put in my top places to travel in 2017 post! Your photography is truly stunning!

  10. January 16, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Ok I already wanted to go to Colombia, but after seeing all of your photos I want to hop on a plane right now! It looks like you had an incredible trip!

  11. Hendrik
    January 16, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Outstanding photos – what to say… I just could spend the whole time scrolling your beautiful photos.
    You somehow make it possible to give such a good impressions of these places. The one with the cow I somehow like the most 🙂
    What made me laughing hard was of course your introduction photo of the imagination about Colombia 😀
    Yes but that is what is so fascinating about travelling. It proves so many prejudices wrong.

  12. January 16, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Looks amazing and love your photos! Officially have added Colombia to the bucket list!

  13. 2travellingsisters
    January 16, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Stunning captures there, and yes, going through it has actually inspired me to plan a trip to Columbia soon. Every picture is so beautiful captured, full points for the editing skills in the first pic ;). The wilderness, beaches and the vibrant colours, everything is so inspiring!

  14. Christina
    January 16, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Wow! Colombia looks so lush and green. The scenery looks amazing (nice photography!) and the towns are so colourful. I nearly wen to Colombia a few years ago but had to cancel at the last minute due to work commitments. I wish I had just gone on that trip anyway. Love the photos.

  15. January 17, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Oh yes, these photos definitely got me wanderlusting! I love the diversity of the features of the land – from natural beauty, to colorful colonial architecture, and to great locals! I’d love to see these for myself someday!

  16. January 17, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The vibrant colourful villages and dense mysterious jungles of Columbia are amazing. We love waterfalls and can’t wait to splash around like you all.

  17. January 17, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Brilliant photoshop work! Columbia looks like a very vibrant, colorful country and full of energy. The various landscapes the country offers looks amazing too. I’ll really keep these places in mind for when I make a visit!

  18. January 17, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Haha, I’m sure that’s exactly what my family would imagine if I went to Colombia too (referring to your photoshopped image). The country looks amazing though. So rich in culture and beautiful nature – and wildlife. I love all the tropical birds living in that part of the world 🙂

  19. January 17, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    The beaches are so stunning! I loved the waterfalls too. How are people there…do you feel welcome in the country?

  20. nomadicfoot
    January 18, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Really all these photos are making me eager to visit Colombia. specially those water fall and valley is best one for me.

    • January 23, 2017 / 12:23 am

      Thanks 😀 and we hope you do visit one day soon, it’s an incredible country.

  21. January 18, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Your pics are so colourful and really inspires me to go. While reading I kept having the Narcos song in my head!

  22. January 18, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Columbia was never on my bucket list until now! Great pictures! How was it traveling around the country? How many days would you recommend visiting for?

    • January 23, 2017 / 12:18 am

      Ah I’m so glad. Travelling around the country was very easy. There’s a budget airline there that makes travelling between long distances super cheap (same price as a bus). For shorter distances, they use 12 seater vans that are comfortable. We spent 4 weeks there and didn’t think that was enough so I’d say that’s a minimum!

  23. January 22, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Not only that the photos are amazing, but the post is really funny, i laughed a lot at the beginning. I want to visit Colombia, how many days should i go ?

    • January 22, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you! We were there for 4 weeks and that wasn’t enough. I tell everyone to try and spend as long as possible but you can definitely do a nice taster trip in a couple of weeks. It’s just a huge country with so much to do!

  24. hairtothereblog2
    January 23, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Woah! I wish I read this post sooner! I’m headed to South America, but probably won’t be able to find time for Colombia. These photos are filling me with regret!

  25. January 23, 2017 / 7:36 am

    First of all your photos are incredible! I’m really jealous. Columbia is one of those countries I’ve never been to but I would love to visit. It looks amazing.

  26. January 23, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Wow wow wow! I’ve been wanting to go to Colombia, but this showed me a whole other side of it! Your pictures are all so colorful and amazing!

  27. January 23, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I spent 3 weeks in Columbia 3 years ago & loved it – Guatape is the most colourful little town that could at the Ciudad Perdida trek was something I’ll never forget. I don’t usually like to go back to countries but wow your photos, I’ve serious wanderlust to return!

  28. January 25, 2017 / 4:31 am

    Your photos are amazing! I’m definitely inspired to go to Colombia now – I was before, too. But you definitely helped fuel my wanderlust!

  29. January 26, 2017 / 4:20 am

    Colombia is an amazing place! I visited for the first time last summer with my fiance, whose family lives there. I was blown away by the ecological and topographical diversity of the country – which your pictures capture beautifully! Kudos!

    • January 28, 2017 / 1:02 am

      Yes, it absolutely is. We loved it so much and can’t wait to go back. Thanks for your kind words!

  30. May 22, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Colombia seems like a perfect destination, Daniel and Amanda! Your photos are truly motivational and inspirational!

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