Archive for the 'Colombia' Category

Best Surfing Destinations

This is a guide to the best surfing destinations in Central and South America, covering Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Chile.

Kidnapping Statistics - Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador & Venezuela More Prone than Colombia

Kidnapping statistics show that you’re more likely to be kidnapped in Mexico, Ecuador or Venezuela than in Colombia. Read this article, get over the fear and paranoia, then visit Colombia!

Choosing a Caribbean Island to combine with a Latin America Vacation

Having just added to the Caribbean section of the main travel guide, I’ll now include an article advising how to sensibly go about choosing a Caribbean island to combine with a vacation to Central or South American destination.

I’m planning another trip

Being a travel guide writer really sucks as you have to travel so much (I’m kidding). I’m planning another trip (Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador over 2 months) - here’s the details for anyone interested. Of course I’ll be writing about everywhere I visit upon my return.

Never Buy Lonely Planet (Why?)

I’ve always been thouroughly disappointed at the quality of Lonely Planet’s travel guidebooks with regards to Latin America. Then I read a shocking article explaining why they are quite so poor.

Best Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

With the Andes running the entire length of South America, the continent isn’t short of rafting and kayaking destinations. Here I’ll pick a few of the best locations out.

Where to Study Spanish

Where is best to study Spanish in Latin America? Why study Spanish in Latin America? Here’s a few tips for selecting a country and a Spanish school.

Colombia vs. Venezuela (Travel)

This post explains why Venezuela has next to nothing to offer potential travellers in comparison to neighbouring Colombia. I’ll look at a range of issues and comparable travel highlights, including the beaches, colonial cities, adventure travel, the local girls, the local people and safety issues.

Best Birdwatching Destinations

A plethora of South American countries claim to be the best destinations for birdwatching. Undoubtedly, South America does offer some of the worlds best birdwatching, but with so many countries claiming to have “the most species” or the “highest biodiversity per square km” that it all gets confusing! There’s almost 3000 bird species registered […]

Best Rainforest Tours

South America´s rainforest is, for many, a real vacation highlight. Most people associate South America´s rainforest with Brazil´s tropical Amazon rainforest, which is the largest expanse of rainforest in the continent. However, excellent rainforest tours are also possible in a range of other Latin American countries including Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica […]