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Where in the World is Cartagena?

Cartagena, Colombia is located on the country’s northern coast directly on the sparkling Caribbean. Cartagena is right behind the largest Colombian city in the Caribbean region, Barranquilla, in terms of population. Cartagena is in the Bolivar department of the region while Barranquilla is right next door in the Atlantico department to the east. Cartagena is only a […]

Cartagena Food & Culture

Located on the Northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, this vibrant city has influence from the Spanish, Africans and Native Americans that have mixed to form the Cartagenero culture. The city and the whole Caribbean region in general is full of some of the happiest people in the world. Coastal Colombians know how to enjoy life with good […]

Colombia Dance Paraiso Adventures

Dancing in the Streets of Colombia

Colombia is a melting pot of African, Spanish and Native American cultures, and it shows in their music. Each region has its own unique style of traditional music. There’s the sad, slow rhythm of the Andean region’s Bambuco which has indigenous influence; the African influenced, bright percussion of the Pacific region’s Currulao; the harp and […]

Paraiso Adventures San Andres Islands Boat

Colombia’s San Andres Islands

The island of San Andres, along with its sister islands Providencia and Santa Catalina are a beautiful option for a short trip from Central American countries like Panama or Costa Rica. The islands lie in the Caribbean closest to the Nicaraguan coast and are actually part of Colombia. They are a quick, cheap flight from […]

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Happiness, Colombian Style

A recent global study measured the happiness of people from countries around the world, and one South American country came out assertively on top. According to the WIN/GALLUP International Association’s annual global end of year survey, Colombia is the happiest country in the world. “87% of Colombians polled said they were happy, and only 2% […]

Throwback Thursday: Finding Tayrona

Here at Paraiso Adventures, people are constantly asking us how owner, Nina, discovers these super exotic, remote wellness travel destinations. While she makes it sound quite simple, chalking it up to her lifetime of exploration and the amazingly inviting communities she’s welcomed into, we know there’s got to be more to this story… We want to know how Nina found our portfolio’s most remote […]

Tayrona Named Top Nature Area

Matador Network has named one of our very own locations one the top 23 scenic nature areas to explore before you die, in an article recently published on the travel network’s website. Thoughtful consideration is put into all of our retreat locations, so we know how Tayrona earned it’s spot on the list: unparalleled reefs, […]

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