The Best Colonial Towns – a look at Colombia’s 17 ‘Heritage Villages’

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Whether your travel focus is visiting Colombia’s beaches, jungles or big cities, it’s hard to tour Colombia and not want to visit small towns like like Jardin, Barichara or Mompox. Continue reading “The Best Colonial Towns – a look at Colombia’s 17 ‘Heritage Villages’”

Playa Belen – One of Colombia’s Most Beautiful Villages

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Playa Belen is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Colombia. But it is so far off the beaten path few people ever visit.

The name of the town means ‘The Beach of Bethlehem‘ and I always thought this inland town had a beach on a river, a lake or something. But this semi-desert town is bone dry and beach-less. It was called Playa because of the fine beach-like sand of the surrounding desert constantly blowing through town. Continue reading “Playa Belen – One of Colombia’s Most Beautiful Villages”