Colombia is a country of resilience and no place embodies that attribute quite like Comuna 13. If you’re traveling in Medellín, Colombia, be sure to take a few hours to visit the neighborhood with a tumultuous past, but a bright future.
Colombia isn’t just the No. 1 country on earth for birds, it’s also one of the best places to see rare and endemic species – Colombia counts on around 80 endemic species, many of which are sadly threatened and extremely rare.
Facebook memories told me I was traveling around Colombia this time last year. While the picture of me scarfing down a mango on the beach in Cartagena brought a rush of nostalgia, it also made me realize living in Colombia has made me a better traveler and I wish I could go back in time and impart my wisdom on my past self before I started my first trip to Colombia.
Colombia is a birder’s paradise: the country with the highest number of recorded species on earth, more than 80 endemic species to be seen, and a remarkable variety of ecosystems to explore. But where are the best destinations for birding in Colombia? Here are five of the best places to discover the magic of Colombian birding: