We Predict This Destination Will Be Trending In 2016

This year, we know you’ll be thinking about…Colombia!

Botoga Colombia city view
Flickr/Jerry Leon

New year, new travel resolutions!

Chances are, you just finished an amazing holiday trip and it has inspired you to take off again! So here you are, already saving up, making new plans for the year. But where in the world should you be headed?

Quite a few places have been trending in the past. In 2014, we saw travelers flocking to Buenos Aires. In 2015, Cuba was huge on everyone’s radar. This year, we know you’ll be thinking about…

Colombia!

Why? Mainly because it’s inexpensive and it’s not as commercial as Peru, Brazil or Argentina.

Botoga Colombia street performer
Flickr/Jerry Leon

You’ll love Catagena situated near the Caribbean Coast in northern Colombia. The famous walled-city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will feast your eyes. In the country’s capital, Bogota is where national government has invested major renovation in refurbished museums and urban areas. The city has become a hotbed for rising galleries and popular restaurants serving local cuisine.

For adventurists who want excursions through our Mother Earth, Colombia’s geography includes the Amazon and Andean regions that also extend to the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Since tourism is the country’s sizable source of revenue, the Colombian government has built extensive programs surrounding ecotourism to combine activities that highlight biodiversity and cultural features.

Botoga Colombia street art
Flickr/Jerry Leon

If you love coffee, Colombia boasts a large and robust region specifically for growing and producing some of the world’s best coffee. Near the city of Armenia is where you should squeeze in a coffee plantation tour, or visit local companies that infuse coffee with social entrepreneurship.

Here’s to a new year of great travels! If you do find yourself in Colombia, just know that you might not be alone in exploring a country that is probably on someone else’s bucket list too! And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Botoga Colombia church bell
Flickr/Jerry Leon

Jerry Alonzo Leon

Contributor

Jerry's favorite country to travel to is Spain. When he's on the road, he keeps it real simple with a pen and a pad. His travel style is spontaneous, easygoing, and always in search of a great adventure.

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