Colombia is a small country and easy to travel to, next to Costa Rica this destination is on our list of best places to travel with (young) kids in South America. Consider visiting the coffee region. As a family, learn how coffee is grown and made into that classic beverage we all know and desire. There’s so much to do here.
Horseback ride in Cocora Valley amidst the huge palm trees, or zip line over the coffee plantations. The region is perfect for the whole family and offers not only outdoor activities but also cultural excursions. Stay in a Hotel in the middle of nature and your children will have enough space to run around in the gardens while you are taking a siesta. I recommend staying at Hacienda Cumbia. It’s close to Pereira and child-friendly, offering many activities for young ones.
Teenagers will love Medellin! Medellin is rich in cultural history, as it is the city that gave Pablo Escobar his fame. Take a ride on the cable car, explore the artistic graffiti on a city tour, or visit the market where some Colombian goods might catch your interest. And of course, you must visit Guatape. Its picturesque streets and famous rock surrounded by lakes “Piedra del Arbol” are perfect for a souvenir picture.
Another spectacular reason that Colombia is on the list of The Best Places for family travel, is that beach time is always a fabulous option. Cartagena and its historical center is an ideal beach destination. It’s safe, beautiful and a vibrantly colorful area. From there, take a full-day excursion to the Rosario Islands where you can snorkel or visit the bird sanctuary. Also, Santa Marta and the Tayrona National park is great to explore. Go tubing on the Don Diego river, Snorkeling in Tayrona National Park and enjoy live music and street dance in the historical center of Santa Marta.