Playa Almejal and a Peek at the Pacific Coast

PLAYA ALMEJAL, Chocó — The waves whisper as they wash up ashore, their way of calling you to the ocean, to swim, to surf, to sit under the sun. Our front yard was the waters of Playa Alemejal, without much else around, other than our hostel and a few small hotels nearby, none of them popular […]

5 Undiscovered Caribbean Beaches

The Caribbean region easily boasts some of the finest beaches on the planet and unfortunately, everyone knows it. Fighting to stake a claim on a beach teeming with tourists can detract from a relaxing vacation and leave visitors longing for a stretch of sand to call their own. Luckily, not every beautiful Caribbean spot is […]

A Selection Of The World’s Best Beaches

There are so many beautiful beaches in the world that tourists are absolutely spoilt for choice. Some of the sandy stretches are graced by year-round sunshine and act as the venue for wet and wild parties. Others are located in quiet and secluded areas, away from the crowds. The beaches on this list will definitely […]

Punta Gallinas: Exploring the Outskirts of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Writer’s note: This is Part 2 of a two-part story. To read Part 1, click here. PUNTA GALLINAS, La Guajira — They share a coastline and the Caribbean currents, a desert and a rainforest so pure and serene, our dreams cannot comprehend it. Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is a popular stop for tourists, a lush […]

Vacationing on the Colombian Island of San Andres

While living here in Medellin I had decided that I would try to see as much of Colombia as possible, and so earlier this month, I set out to visit the small and relatively unknown island of San Andres, Colombia (located off of Nicaragua’s coast, just about 2.5 hours from Medellin by air). The island […]

Tayrona National Park

El Parque Natural Nacional de Tayrona on the Caribbean coast is one of the main attractions on the Colombian backpacker trail, and with good reason. Located about 30 minutes outside of Santa Marta, one of the main towns on the coast, it provides a rare opportunity to get away from it all and escape to […]