1. Colombia is officially the most bio-diverse country in the world.
Colombiaâ€™s ecosystems includes more than 1,821 species of birds, 623 species of amphibians, 467 species of mammals, 518 species of reptiles, 3,200 species of fish (18% of which are endemic) andÂ Â 51, 220 species of plants.
2. A wide range of activities at the door of South America.
The unique access between both the Atlantic (Caribbean Sea) and the Pacific Ocean open a whole new range of activities.Â Colombiaâ€™s adventure sports industry is booming. Itâ€™s already gaining an established and respected reputation among the tourist`s who areÂ coming from all different parts of the world. Kite-surfing, paragliding, trekking, sailing, abseiling, canoeing, mountain biking as well as incredible diving and snorkelling in the most amazing tropical beaches. Explore the rainforest and “la Sierra Nevada”, the worlds highest coastal range with an altitude of 18,700 ft.
3. The most attractive women are from Colombia
The women of Colombia are famous for beeing the most attractive women worldwide. In fact more and more tourists are traveling to Colombia because of its beautiful women. Not only because of their looking but also their personality and their sweet manners enchant a lot of single men.Â Colombian women likeÂ SofÃaVergara, Shakira, and Danna GarcÃa are couple of well famous celebrities.
4. High quality emeralds
More than 60 % of the world`s high quality emeralds come from Colombia.Â The finest emeralds typically come from three Colombian mines: Muzo, Chivor, and Coscuez. Before considering of buying emeralds you should ask the company where they get their emeralds from.Â It is recommended to demand an authentication Â certificate when buying emeralds from Colombia.
5. Colombia`s weather
Located near the Equator about 86 % of Colombia has the tropical climate which is well known as the sunny paradise which most tourists appreciate while traveling around Colombia. Here you can experience a wide variety of climates from theÂ rainforest, savanna, steppe, desert to the mountain climate, etc.)
6. The best coffee in the worldÂ
The coffee triangle is the largest coffee producing region in Colombia. Of course that the traditional coffee farms along the beautiful rivers and nature are the top destinations. Visit the National Coffee Park for an interesting insight into the coffee production and enjoy the impressive landscapes while having an excellentÂ colombian coffee with a great natural aroma.Â
7. Salsa everywhere
Colombians are usually very passionate about dancing. The worlds Salsa capital is Cali. If you can`t dance then the Colombians are more than happy to give youÂ some instructional dancing lessons.
8. The “Boterismo”
The extraordinary artist Fernando Botero is well famous for his chubby-loving art. His style is charaterizied by potraying extraordinary volumes given by a unique sense of humor. The museum of Botero can be visited in Bogota in “la Candelaria”, in the historic center of Bogota.
9. Indigenous tribesÂ
With 84 different Indigenous tribes spread out across the country. For example you can take a guided tour to the highest montain of Colombia, la Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is home of the native american tribes like the arhuacos, koguis, wiwas and the kankuamos. Another great highlight is the National Park of Â Tayrona, a 15 000 hectars big and well preserved park.
10. Exotic foods in Colombia
Colombians are proud of having a great variety of exotic foods. The offer of exotic foods is quite overwhelming and impressive. Enjoy delicious exotic fruits in all kinds of forms and tastes. As a refreshment it is recommended to order his own “matrimonio”. Â This colombian beverage is a mix of different kind of fruits and called “matrimonio”.