Colombia is emerging as one of the ‘it’ destinations of the moment but a honeymoon here is undoubtedly still very original. Those who are eager to dive off the beaten track will be rewarded with a vibrant, zestful country brimming with character and unspoilt landscapes.
Colombia is seductive from
city to shore; the country has shrugged off the nefarious identity
of yester-year and honeymooners will be greeted by remarkably
friendly locals and some of the most beautiful scenery in Latin
America. From the lush green hills of the coffee region and the
Amazon jungle to colonial cities steeped in rich history and
dappled azure waters, Colombia is incredibly diverse for the
Speaking of colonial cities, Cartagena is a cool mix of
culture and creativity; a stroll through its cobblestone streets,
complete with flower-lined balconies, is romantic in itself but we
would recommend taking a guide who can breathe life into the city's
colonial architecture, monasteries and brightly coloured mansions.
In the evening, sail out by private boat on shimmering Caribbean
waters to watch the sun set, ice cold cocktail in hand. Another
city worth a mention is Bogota, where innovative chefs
are cooking up quite the foodie scene and upscale shops and
artisans are cultivating trendy modern districts. The city's flower
markets are particularly pretty with eyefuls of fresh cut roses
cascading out of street stalls.
For a complete contrast, head to Colombia's charming coffee region, framed
by the Central Andes mountain range. We can organize everything
from horse riding across verdant valleys to private picnics beneath
the enormous wax palms dotted throughout the Colombian
For beach lovers, the coastline of Tayrona National
Park is a far cry from its glittery Caribbean neighbours.
Picture-perfect and completely unspoilt, it is fringed by deep
forests alive with exciting flora and fauna. Days can be spent
enjoying romantic lazy lunches for two on secluded beaches and
swimming beneath remote waterfalls.
Honeymooners in Colombia will be pleased to find a wide variety
of chic accommodation, from converted 17th Century houses and
pretty posadas to haciendas and traditional farm houses - local
character is infused throughout. Moreover, the emergence of
boutique retreats and Design Hotels is raising the bar as well as
the country's first 6-star hotel, The Viceroy Cartagena, poised to
open in 2018.
To sum up - move over, Caribbean, there's a new kid on the